About Our Mediation Services
We are a full service alternative dispute resolution provider servicing the greater New York area.
CFR MEDIATION ARTICLES
CFR Mediation offers divorce, family, business, civil, and workplace mediation services throughout the US. Our mediators are local, expert, and experienced professionals who are committed to resolving conflicts efficiently and effectively.
CFR offers a full range of California mediation services mediation services including civil, workplace, and divorce mediation services in Oakland, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Dublin, Mill Valley, and the greater Los Angeles area of California.
With numerous highly qualified and experienced mediation professionals located throughout the state the CFR panel of mediators, consists of over 50 offices throughout California.
Our California mediation is provided by our network of experienced mediator throughout the state. Below is the information about just a few of our local mediators:
Additional information about who conducts our California mediation can be found here: local CFR California mediators
For those in the San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Diego or Los Angeles areas of California, CFR mediation services are available to address all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil dispute, workplace conflict, and property disputes.
CFR Mediation offers a full range of mediation services including civil, workplace, and divorce mediation services in Texas, including Houston, the greater Dallas area, Richardson, McKinney, Plano, Fort Worth, Frisco, San Antonio, and Waco.
Our Texas mediators include some of the most experienced neutrals available, they include:
For those in Texas, experienced mediators are available to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & child custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil disputes, workplace conflicts, and property disputes.
If you would like to learn more about our mediation services in Houston, the greater Dallas area, Richardson, McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Waco, San Antonio, and Fort Worth, Texas or our other locations, please contact us for a no obligation confidential consultation.
Barbara Manousso, PhD (ABD), MPH is a certified mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, negotiator, and ombudsman with over 2,000 hours of training, teaching, and practice since 1993.
Possessing her masters in public health, and a doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution. In addition, she recently served as the president of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) Houston Chapter, and has trained hundreds of mediators to mediate, arbitrate, and facilitate dispute resolution.
Based in Houston, but working nationally, Ms. Manousso is actively involved with mediating and arbitrating for both civil and federal clients.
A CFR Certified Mediator, she belongs to a variety of professional organizations, such as the Texas Association of Mediators, the New England Chapter of the Association of Conflict Resolution, and other national rosters. Ms. Manousso is a former president of the Houston Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). She serves on the editorial board of the ACResolution Magazine.
A particular interest of Ms. Manousso’s is elder care and special needs mediation, she is well versed in community resources and opportunities to help families have quality conversations and make informed decisions. In addition, Ms Manousso is also certified as a Nationally Registered Guardian and Texas Registered Guardian.
Memberships and Appointments
Barbara Manousso is one of many experienced mediators available through CFR Mediation.
Mary Rowe has been a mediator since 1992. In addition to being a mediator, she has over 22 years in the human resources field. She has worked as a Training Program Manager and Human Resources Director. Her experience gives her a keen understanding of organizational systems & cultures; and the impact they have on the communication in the workplace. In addition she has an extensive background in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) related laws.
Whether mediating, facilitating, training, or consulting, Mary tailors the process to the needs of the parties involved. She assists those in conflict define their interests and then facilitates the finding of a solution that meets the interests of both parties. Her focus in on creating opportunities for parties to gain skills and find new methods for resolving conflict and repairing relationships.
Utilizing a wide variety of mediation techniques, including pre-interview sessions, face to face mediation, transformational mediation techniques, shuttle diplomacy, private caucuses, and traditional interest based approaches, Mary not only facilitates a resolution, but also assists the parties in gaining skills to aid communication in the future.
Mary has received advanced training in mediation, facilitation, and adult education. In addition she holds an:
Mary is also on the selected roster of mediators for the:
First admitted to bar in 1966, he has mediated over 1000 cases since 1997.
In addition to his practice, Mr. DeVries is an adjunct professor at Lone Star College as well as a volunteer mediator and member of the board of directors at Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center.
Mr. DeVries’ mediation practice encompasses the following areas:
For those in Phoenix Arizona, attorney mediators are available to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & child custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil dispute, workplace conflict, and property disputes.
Seth J. Davis is a respected mediator specializing in Elder Abuse, Personal Injury, Medical, Legal and Broker Malpractice, Divorce, Employment and Commercial Liability. To date, he has participated in well over 200 successful mediations.
Prior to committing to a career as mediator, Seth worked in the field of insurance and risk management. As a result, he possesses a unique insight and experience in dispute resolution in business and the insurance industries. In addition, Seth’s training and experience in conflict resolution has allowed him to expand his practice to include divorce & family as well as elder abuse issues.
Seth received his B.S. in Business Management from Pepperdine University and his Mediation training from the Pepperdine University School of Law Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is a Member of the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles and the Southern California Mediators Association, and he donates charitably to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and managing both of his children’s baseball teams.
Seth brings a welcome style of facilitative mediation. A true mediator he does not believe in being over evaluative of a case, nor does he allow his opinion of a case to drive the negotiations. Seth recognizes the control of the mediation belongs to the parties in dispute and it is his job to assist the parties in resolution.
Mr. Baldwin is the President of Baldwin & Associates LLC, a diversified management-consulting firm that provides Human Performance training programs, Conflict Management/Alternative Dispute Resolution and Business Process Improvement services. Mr. Baldwin has advised governments and private companies in different industries throughout the United States on management development, corporate strategy and operational performance matters. He is a member of the board of directors for various state mediator organizations and has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching effective negotiation, marketing, management and professional development training programs.
Mr. Baldwin is a certified mediator and arbitrator specializing in Business Contracts, Insurance Appraisal, Home Builder Warranties, Finance, Diminished Value Claims, EEO, Civil Rights, ADA, IRS, Workplace/Employment, Auto Lemon Law, Real Estate, Homeowner Associations, Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant, Hurricane Property Damage, Disaster Claims, Mortgage Foreclosure, Residential/Commercial Construction, Product/Service Warranties and Government ADR.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), licensed mortgage banker and has earned numerous certificates of competency.