Best Mediators & Arbitrators in New Orleans

Why These Mediators & Arbitrators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New Orleans 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

Anna Wellman, JD, LCSW

Anna Wellman, JD, LCSW is a New Orleans therapist, mediator, and licensed clinical social worker with over 24 years of mental health experience. She established her private practice in 2005 to work with adults who have mood disorders and clients who need family mediation services. In addition to mediation, Anna offers individual therapy for adults.

New Orleans, LA 70118


J. Marie Rudd

J. Marie Rudd is a qualified family law mediator and certified divorce financial analyst in Mandeville. The firm's goal is to provide "effective guidance and legal counsel during difficult times" such as divorce and separation. Attorney Rudd also handles cases of adoption, domestic violence, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Mandeville, LA 70448


Kirk Granier

Kirk Granier is a New Orleans retired judge, attorney at law, mediator, and arbitrator. His practice areas include wrongful death, accidents, criminal defense, and divorce. Judge Granier understands mediation as a "private and confidential out of court process in which a neutral mediator helps the parties to negotiate and resolve disputes." Once an agreement is reached through mediation, it becomes legally binding and enforceable. The hourly fee for mediation is $150 per person.

New Orleans, LA 70112


Shields Mott

Shields Mott is a New Orleans law firm founded in 1995 that prides itself on "vigorously and aggressively representing clients in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, and in the halls of government." Practice areas include construction and commercial law, insurance defense, intellectual property and trademark, and alternative dispute resolution. The company offers arbitration, mediation, summary jury trial, mini-trial, and mediated fact-finding services.

New Orleans, LA 70130


Tom Foutz

Tom Foutz is a New Orleans attorney who has conducted over 3,000 successful mediations since 1993, and who has been named a "Best Lawyer in America" for alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Foutz also offers jury focus groups and mock trials and he is a past chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

New Orleans, LA 70163