Dan Simon’s CV

EDUCATION

J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota

M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota

B.A., Humanities, University of California at Berkeley

PUBLICATIONS

“Transformative Mediation”, with Joseph P. Folger, chapter in The Mediation Handbook: Research, theory and practice (Routledge, 2017)

“Transformative Mediation for Divorce: Rising above the law and the settlement”, chapter in Transformative Mediation – A Sourcebook (ACR & ISCT, 2010)

Dan Simon’s Blog for the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation

Simon Mediation on YouTube

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 1992.

Qualified Neutral on the Minnesota Supreme Court Civil Roster since 1996.

Qualified Neutral on the Minnesota Supreme Court Family Roster since 1998.

Certified by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation as a “Certified Transformative Mediator” since 2007.

Certified by Mediate.com as a “Certified Mediator” since 2009.

PROFESSIONAL RATINGS

AV – highest possible rating, Martindale -Hubbell.

10.0 out of 10, Superb, Avvo.com .

POSITIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE PROFESSION

Board Member, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, ongoing.

Fellow, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, ongoing.

Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section, 1 term.

Member, Minnesota Supreme Court’s ADR Ethics Board, two 3-year terms.

MEDIA APPEARANCES AND QUOTES

“Handling Business Disputes Constructively”, Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino, 1110AM KTEK, Houston, TX, February 2016

“Dogs of Divorce”, All My Children Wear Fur Coats with Peggy Hoyt, Nature’s Channel, January 2016

“Bill Cosby’s Legal Predicament”, Mornings with Maria, Fox Business Network, December 2015

“Mediating When Divorce Goes to the Dogs”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 2015

“News and Views”, AM Radio WCCO 830, April 2015

Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 2014

“News and Views”, AM Radio WCCO 830, February 2014

“News and Views”, AM Radio WCCO 830, December 2013

Amish Baby Machine Comedy Podcast, December 2013

Amish Baby Machine Comedy Podcast, September 2013

Interview at MediatorAcademy.com August 2013

Radio Talkshow on WHYY in Philadelphia, August 2013

Interview at CuttingEdgeLaw.com, August 2008

Minnesota Lawyer, October 2007

St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 2003

Minnesota Law and Politics, February 200

RECENT SPEAKING AND TRAINING

“A New Way to Look at Conflict”, Beijing American Center, Beijing, China, November 2016

“Responding Effectively to Conflict”, St. Paul, October 2016

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation,” The Mediation Center Training, St. Louis Park, MN, October 2016

“Certified Family Mediation Training”, St. Paul, July 2016

“Integrative Law and Transformative Mediation” with J. Kim Wright at International Conference on Transformative Mediation, Dayton, OH, May 2016

“Mediation Methods”, Webinar for Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, April 2016

“Transformative Mediation”, Webinar for Minnesota CLE, April 2016

“The Heart of Conflict” for the Minnesota Association of School Business Officers, Minneapolis, April 2015.

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation,” Mitchell Hamline College of Law Mediation Clinic

“Everything You Know about Divorce Mediation is Wrong”, Washington County Bar Association, Stillwater, MN, December 2015

“Family Mediators’ Best Practices Toolbox”, Minnesota CLE Webinar, November 2015

“Mediation Orientations. . . Can They all Be Right?”, Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Section, November 2015

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation,” The Mediation Center Training, St. Louis Park, MN, October 2015

“New Insights Into Conflict Management”, Private Investment Bank, Minneapolis, October 2015

“Responding Effectively to Conflict”, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, St. Paul, September 2015

“Certified Family & Divorce Mediation Training”, September – November, 2015

“Big Changes for Rule 114,” for the Minnesota State Bar Association, ADR Section, Minneapolis, September 2015

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation,” The Mediation Center Training, St. Louis Park, MN, August 2015

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation”, Hamline University Law School, July 2015

“Advanced Mediation Training”, St. Paul, June 2015

“Responding Effectively to Conflict”, Hofstra University School of Law, May 2015

“Negotiating Under Pressure”, St. Paul, May 2015

“The Latest Techniques of Workplace Mediation or Why No One Goes Postal Anymore”, workshop at the Annual Conference of the Twin Cities Human Resource Association, Minneapolis, April 2015

“Certified Civil Mediation Training, St. Paul, MN, April 2015

“Certified Family Mediation Training”, St. Paul, MN, March 2015

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation”, William Mitchell College of Law, March 2015.

“Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators” 2014 MSBA ADR Institute, Minneapolis, October 2014

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation for Divorce”, The Mediation Center Training, St. Louis Park, MN, October 2014

“What’s Mediation Really About?”, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, October 2014

“Early Intervention Workplace Mediation”, Private Client, Fridley, MN, August 2014

“Certified Civil Mediation Training”, St. Paul, MN, June 2014

“Certified Family Mediation Training, St. Paul, MN, March – May, 2014

Divorce Mediation Tele-Seminar”, Association for Conflict Resolution, April 2014

“Mediation: More than Agreement”, Heartland Mediators Association Annual Conference, April 2014

“Healing the Heart of Conflict,” Minnesota Association of School Business Officials, April 2014

“Healing the Heart of Conflict,” private client, St. Paul, MN, January 2014.

“Certified Civil Mediation Training”, St. Paul, MN, November 2013.

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation”, International ACR Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.

“Advanced Mediation Training”, St. Paul, MN, September 2013.

“40-Hour Certified Family Mediation Training”, St. Paul, MN, July 2013.

“Transformative Mediation of Family Cases,” 2nd International Conference on Transformative Mediation, Rome, Italy, June 11, 2013.

“Legal Definitions of Mediation,” 2nd International Conference on Transformative Mediation, Rome, Italy, June 10, 2013

“The Heart of Conflict”, private client, Minneapolis, MN, April 10, 2013.

“Introduction to Transformative Mediation”, William Mitchell College of Law ADR Course, March 12, 2013.

Advanced Mediation Training: The Transformative Approach to Elder and Family Cases, Pasadena, CA, February 28 – March 2, 2013.

Certified Civil Mediation Training, Saint Paul, MN, January 24 – 28, 2013.

“Approaches to Commercial Mediation”, panel discussion at the ADR Institute, Minneapolis, MN, October 26, 2012.