Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Washington DC

Why These Mediators & Arbitrators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Washington DC Mediators & Arbitrators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Ain & Stein

Ain & Stein is a Rockville law firm established in 2005 when attorneys Michael M. Ain and Gary A. Stein joined forces to provide a "high level of service and responsiveness" to clients. Practice areas include accidents, medical malpractice, business law, and family law. Arbitration and mediation services are available to "minimize the time, costs, and risk to the parties involved" in a dispute.

Rockville, MD 20850


Alternative Resolutions

Alternative Resolutions in Silver Spring prides itself on "turning conflict into consensus." The company's president is a certified mediator by the International Mediation Institute, only one of six mediators in Maryland to have obtained this recognition. She also has over 30 years of litigation and public policy work experience. The company provides mediation, facilitation, arbitration, and training services.

Silver Spring, MD 20910


Brian S. Harvey

Brian S. Harvey is a Washington arbitrator, mediator, advocate, and advisor with over 25 years of experience handling "complex civil litigation and conflict resolution, including numerous bench and jury trials, appeals at all levels, arbitrations, mediations, and agency proceedings." Mr. Harvey is a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association.

Washington, DC 20006


Center for Dispute Settlement

The Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington has offered "innovation in dispute resolution" for over 40 years. The company is a nonprofit corporation and provides "alternative dispute resolution services, mediation training, facilitation, organizational development, and the design of systems for resolving disputes." Mediations are used to promote dialogue, diffuse hostility, stimulate negotiation, and suggest avenues towards settlement and resolution.

Washington, DC 20009


Family Mediation Services

Family Mediation Services is a Gaithersburg company providing "positive solutions" for families during difficult times. Services include parenting agreements, property settlement agreements, parent-child agreements, and cohabitation agreements. Mediation services cost $375 per hour and are usually divided equally between both parties or according to respective incomes.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Luxenberg Mediation & Family Law

Luxenberg Mediation & Family Law is a Takoma Park firm helping clients settle legal disputes before they reach a courtroom. Attorney Deborah Luxenberg has been a family law practitioner and mediator for over 40 years who believes that settlement outside of court is the "most effective way for most people to resolve family-based disputes."

Takoma Park, MD 20912


Mediation Office of John Spiegel, JD & Donna Duquette, JD

The Mediation Office of John Spiegel, JD & Donna Duquette, JD is a Rockville divorce and family mediation firm "providing compassionate and cost-effective mediation services." Attorney Spiegel has over 31 years of experience and has worked exclusively as a mediator and mediation trainer since 1996. Attorney Duquette has taught courses on conflict resolution and devotes her practice to mediation for divorce and separation cases.

Rockville, MD 20852


Oscar M. Garibaldi

Oscar M. Garibaldi is a Great Falls arbitrator with over 34 years of experience in the resolution of international disputes. Arbitration services for commercial, investment, and international cases are available. Mr. Garibaldi has been rated or individually listed in The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. He is a member of the International Center for Dispute Resolution's Panel of Neutrals and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's Panel of Arbitrators, among other professional and legal organizations. Interested clients are encouraged to contact the arbitrator directly by phone or email.

Great Falls, VA 22066



Pax ADR is a Washington dispute resolution firm founded by a mediator and arbitrator with 20 years of experience. She was named one of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions in 2016 by the National Law Journal, while the Washington Legal Times named her Best Individual Mediator. Mediation services are available for commercial and business disputes. The firm's principal mediator also conducts internal investigations, workplace disputes, and professional liability claim evaluations.

Washington, DC 20037


Raymond G. Bender

Raymond G. Bender is a Washington independent arbitrator and mediator "serving in domestic and international cases, including those involving complex commercial disputes." He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and the International Center for Dispute Resolution's Panel of International Arbitrators. Mr. Bender has 35 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Arbitration services provide the potential for "substantial cost and time savings" and "afford a confidential process that can protect trade secrets and other proprietary or commercially sensitive business information from public disclosure." Interested clients are encouraged to email or call Mr. Bender directly.

Washington, DC 20036


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