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Mediators Baltimore MD

Mediators provide mediation services for disagreements concerning such issues as premarital agreements, financial disagreements, separation, divorce, parenting plans, wrongful termination, labor management, victim-offender mediation and more. See below for local businesses in Baltimore that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Robert H Wolf
(410) 685-0990
200 E LEXINGTON ST STE 607
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Social Security, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Mediation
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

Roy W Anderson JR
(410) 752-4775
20 S CHARLES ST
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Trusts, Wills, Health Care, Bankruptcy, Mediation
State Licensing
Maryland

Dennis P Mcglone
(410) 576-4154
233 E REDWOOD ST
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Financial Markets And Services, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Scranton
State Licensing
Maryland

Cleaveland D Miller
(410) 539-5040
25 S CHARLES ST STE 1400
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Business, Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Offerings, Mediation
Education
Harvard University Law School,Johns Hopkins University
State Licensing
Maryland

C Christopher Brown
(410) 962-1030
120 E BALTIMORE ST STE 1700
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals, Mediation
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Swarthmore College,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Maryland

Jeaneen J Johnson
(410) 576-4743
25 S CHARLES ST STE 1400
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Brian Seth Jablon
(410) 539-5195
7 Saint Paul Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Construction, Litigation, Mediation
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,College of William and Mary
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

George Beall
(410) 659-2700
111 S CALVERT ST
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Business, Securities Offerings, International Law, White Collar Crime, Mediation
Education
University of Virginia School of Law,Princeton University
State Licensing
Maryland

Michael I Gordon
(410) 659-1306
100 N. Charles Street, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Mediation, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Baltimore
State Licensing
Maryland

Christopher J Heffernan
(410) 783-6300
111 South Calvert Street, Ste 1400
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Contracts
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,University of Rhode Island
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Conflict: A New Perspective

by Julie Fuimano

I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today's fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don't always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.

The word ‘conflict' connotes something bad. People think of conflict and they think of two people in a heated argument. But as the workplace shapes itself to recognize and be more accepting of diversity and differing opinions and as companies write their diversity policies, why not change the way we view conflict and embrace it as something to be valued instead of dispelled?

Conflict Defined

Conflict is defined as a disagreement, a battle or to be at odds. In essence, conflict is a differing of opinions, point of views or ideas. Conflict occurs when two or more people see things from different perspectives, given their education, background, upbringing, knowledge of the issue, beliefs, time of day, mood, etc. Is this not the definition of diversity? Diversity is a variety, an assortment or a mixture. And accepting diversity means accepting that people have inherently different views on how they see the world and how to get things done.

The Source Of Conflict

So why then do people get so uptight and agitated when disagreements occur? There are two main reasons: one, when the idea is presented and then rejected, the person may take it as a personal attack. The second reason is that the person might be attached to it being done their way.

As a leader and a role model, recognize there is always another way to accomplish something, not just your way or the way it's always been done. Be open to receiving input from others, recognizing that their perspective offers you the opportunity to see the issue or problem in a way that you might not have considered. When you present your suggestions and opinions, detach yourself from whether your suggestion is implemented. While it may seem like the best choice from your vantage point, realize there may be many other factors that go into making the decision and that it's not about you as a person.

Acknowledge The Conflict

When faced with conflict, don't run from it; acknowledge it for what it is - diversity of thought. Ask each person to share his or her ideas. Compliment each of them on their innovative and unique perspectives. Praise each of those on your team so they understand how important their differing opinions are. By doing so, you are demonstrating leadership and showing respect for their diverse perspectives. Seek to understand where each person is coming from and help each of the participants understand the other's point of view. Once you understand the framework behind their perspective, you can help to dissolve the conflict and refocus their energies on finding solutions.

Focus On The Outcome

When its time to focus on selecting the most appropriate course of action, focus on ac...

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