SEATTLE, WA 98101
Focus of Practice
Currently working as a full-time mediator. Performed more than 1,800 mediations. Prior law practice focused on employment and labor disputes.
MEDIATION Maisano Mediation, LLC -- Full-time mediator and founder of a mediation and employment solutions services firm based in Seattle and serving the Pacific Northwest region. Expertise in employment discrimination claims based on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual harassment, pregnancy, age and disability as well as other employment-related disputes. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -- Full-time mediator responsible for convening and conducting more than 100 mediations per year, consistently achieving a greater than 90 percent success rate. U.S. EEOC -- Trial Attorney Schwerin Campbell Barnard -- Associate in labor and employment firm in Seattle.
Maryland Supreme Court 1990 U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Washington Supreme Court U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
LSU, Baton Rouge, 1987, B.A. cum laude University of Baltimore, 1990, J.D. cum laude
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow in College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, American Bar Association, ADR and Employment and Labor sections Washington State Bar Association, ADR and Employment and Labor sections King County Bar Association, ADR and Employment and labor sections Washington Women Lawyers
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Conference 2019, 20 hours, NW ADR Conference, 12 hours/conference, Washington Law School Foundation, Washington State Bar Association and Washington Mediation Association, Seattle, 2002-2019. American Bar Association ADR Section Conference, 20 hours/conference, Seattle, WA, 2002, 2008, New York, NY, 2009, San Francisco, CA, 2010, Chicago 2013, Seattle 2015, New York, 2016. Crossroads of Conflict - Advanced Mediation Training with Kenneth Cloke, 6 hours/session, Antioch University and Washington Mediation Association, Seattle, WA, 2007, 2009. A Place at the Table Training Conference, 10 hours, Seattle Federal Executive Board, Seattle, WA, 2006. Pepperdine University Advanced Mediation Practice, 20 hours, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA, 2005, 2011, 2013. Advanced Mediation Training, 24 hours, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C., 2003. Professional Mediation Skills Certificate Training, 40 hours, University of Washington Law School/ Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, 2002. Mediation Skills Training, 40 hours, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C. 2001.
For the last 18 years worked as a full-time mediator, 12 in private practice and 6 at the EEOC. Successfully mediated more than 1,800 employment disputes.
ADR Practice Areas
Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Contracts, Employment, Torts