Adjunct Professor of LawPhone: 301-589-7113
Joyce A. G. Mitchell, Esq. is a nationally recognized attorney and professional in the field of alternative dispute resolution. She has been an arbitrator since 1997 when she began her volunteer service with the Better Business Bureau. She has served as an arbitrator on several national arbitrator commercial and employment panels and now arbitrates exclusively for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Over the years, she has arbitrated numerous complex securities, employment and business matters. Her training in labor arbitration was with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and commercial arbitration is ongoing with the AAA and FINRA. She has served as a Panel Chair for both organizations. Ms. Mitchell has completed in excess of 80 hours of arbitration training.
Ms. Mitchell has been practicing mediation since 1996 and has mediated more than 1500 cases. She is a certified mediator in the states of Virginia and North Carolina. She is a skilled negotiator and has had more than 300 hours of conflict resolution, multi-party facilitation and mediation training in various subject areas, levels and types of mediation styles. Ms. Mitchell is on the roster of mediators for several ADR private dispute resolution providers and she mediates nationwide for federal agencies.
From 2002 -2012, Joyce taught ADR Techniques as an adjunct at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Joyce has co-trained the Maryland State Bar Association’s 40 hr. Basic Mediation Training for the past two years. She is a former Chair of the MSBA ADR Section, Co-Chair of the ADR Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD and recently ended two years as the 2nd Vice Chair of the ADR Section of the National Bar Association.
In 2007 and 2009, Ms. Mitchell appeared on the Montgomery County MD “Law School for the Public”, segment on ADR, which aired on Montgomery County Cable Public Access. She is one of eight mediators in Maryland who appear in the MACRO training video, entitled: “How Do We Mediate Thee”, on best practices in mediation and mediation techniques. This video has been shown at national ADR conferences across the country. She is featured in two American Bar Association CLE videos entitled “Effective Mediator Practice” and “Advocacy in Mediation”.