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Description of Practice
Over 20 years of ADR service including mediation, arbitration, conciliation, and negotiation as a hired specialist or employed professional. In 2015, personally handled over 100 ADR services with accumulations into the thousands over the past 20 years.
Experienced in various methodologies including facilitative, evaluative, transformative, restorative and crisis styles including imminent harm. Education in Criminal Justice Management and Ethics with instruction in Restorative Justice has led to many conversations and written correspondence with oversea mediators whom are currently handling minor felony and misdemeanor offences. A small handful of juvenile mischief and vandalism cases have been assigned to Dr. Wood where the victims wished to handle the matters privately and seek restoration with correction rather than civil punishment. These cases were handled expediently and successfully.
20 years performing mediation and arbitration in business, contract, construction, family and other dispute areas. I offer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) to hold mediation and arbitration via video conferencing.
Oklahoma Supreme Court - Early Settlement Program
ADR Services International
American Bar Associations (ABA)
Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA)
Werner Institute / Creighton Univeristy School of Law
Harvard Law School - Program on Negotiation
Texas Bar CLE
Texas Association of Mediators
Great Plains Mediation Arbitration Assoc.
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
Mainly use a modified facilitative mediation method and employ BATNA/WATNA (Best and Worst Alternative to Negotiated Agreement) for assist all parties to see their options for agreement and identity their SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). I can facilitate other methodologies as needed. This has proven to produce the best results where I can achieve a 94% success rate.
Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator
I have personally handled mediations for multiple state and federal agencies in 5 states, Federal Courts and District Courts, Churches, Businesses of all sizes and have had parties from 11 different countries.
Complex Case Experience
One of very few mediators who has handled criminal cases (minor juvenile offenses). Obuds, insurance and governmental dispute caucuses.
Please contact for fees as we offer: Contracts and Agreements Mediation plus Paperwork - including certain Court Forms Family and Divorce Mediation and Consultation Custody and Visitation Modification Mediation Post Mortem Dispute Resolution Church Conflict Resolution Pre-Nuptial Agreements Arbitration (Construction, Business, Contract, UFLAA - Family/Divorce)
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