During the COVID-19 crisis, we are employing online platforms for dispute resolution.
Mary Lyons is an experienced, full-time, professional mediator with Virginia Supreme Court certification (General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit-Family Courts), as well as an attorney, and is available to help you resolve disputes quickly, and with less stress and costs than litigation. Her vision is to change the way people resolve their differences by reducing conflict and, thereby, improve the lives of her clients.
A mediator who has 15 years’ experience as a business and tax attorney as well as 13 years’ experience as a business owner, is able to immediately understand the types of disputes that business owners face and the issues involved (keeping costs down). While she found the role of advocate challenging and rewarding, resolving disputes has become her true passion and calling.
Mary has mediated hundreds of cases, and is highly valued for her ability to connect personally with everyone at the table while drilling down on the issues that can adjust parties’ positions and guide them toward settlement. She is very proactive in helping parties prepare for the mediation by identifying the information that is critical to the negotiations, helping them evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their positions, and will work tirelessly to facilitate a resolution. Mary has over 300 hours of mediation and negotiation training from numerous institutions.
LL.M. in Tax with Distinction Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. with Honors George Washington
University Law School
B.A. University of Virginia
* Licensed to practice law in Florida