Founder & CEO, Attorney MediatorPhone: (443) 524-0833
Honored as a top CEO by SmartCEO Magazine for her leadership of Baltimore Mediation, Louise Phipps Senft, an attorney and mediator, is the Founder & CEO of Baltimore Mediation, the first mediation firm in the state of Maryland. Ms. Senft designed and continues to teach what was the first certificated mediation training course offered by the law school. She has mediated over 4000 family and organizational conflicts and designs and delivers training in conflict resolution and mediation for professionals, higher education, courts systems, families, companies, agencies, civic organizations and boards.
Voted “Baltimore’s Best Mediator” by Baltimore Magazine, three times named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record and Baltimore's "Most Spirited Woman" by the American Red Cross in 2011, Ms. Senft is a member of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Women Presidents' Organization, a founding member of the international non-profit, Mediators Beyond Borders and sits on the Board of Trustees for Convergence.
She lectures extensively and was appointed by Chief Judge Robert Bell of the Court of Appeals to the Maryland ADR Commission and was later appointed as Chair of the first ADR Family Mediation Initiative for the State. In 2003, Ms. Senft became the Chair of the State’s Mediator Grievance Committee for the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office.
Ms. Senft was the initiator, co-creator, lead trainer and supervisor for the Baltimore City Circuit Court Family Mediation Services Program. Ms. Senft is the co-founder of the Safe Haven Network, a church, police, school, community safety initiative for children in Baltimore City.
Ms. Senft is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, and former faculty at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Insight Initiative and President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. For over 20 years, Ms. Senft has served as a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution and is approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution to provide continuing education services nationwide on any mediation topic.