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Foothills Mediation and ADR

Golden, Colorado
Marianne Lizza-Irwin, Esq.


Golden, CO 80401

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Phone: 303-725-7988
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Mediation Practice
Marianne Lizza-Irwin, Esq. is an experienced mediator and arbitrator as well as having been a civil litigator for over 28 years in Colorado. She is in private practice and owner of Foothills Mediation and has been a licensed attorney since 1985. She has mediated over 200 cases and can assist with resolution of disputes whether before litigation, during, or court-ordered, including complex legal matters focusing on the concerns of the parties and their issues, including areas business, commercial, domestic, employment and personal injury. Ms. Lizza-Irwin is the current Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Colorado Bar Association and a board member of the Mediation Association of Colorado. She is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Professional Background and Experience
Ms. Lizza-Irwin handles a wide variety of cases in dispute including civil, domestic, personal injury, employment, HOA and homeowner disputes, complex civil cases, construction defect, contract and business. She has practiced in all courts in Colorado and Federal District Courts. She is a member of the Jefferson County Mediation Services Program and serves on Jefferson County Mediations Services Advisory Committee. She has presented on mediation in Colorado to several organizations throughout the Denver area.

Dispute Resolution Approach
Ms. Lizza-Irwin works with the parties to determine the individual needs and interests of the parties so she can then apply the best approach for mediation. Ms. Lizza-Irwin works to encourage effective communication and negotiation among the parties so the parties can reach solutions. If need be, Ms. Lizza-Irwin will provide suggestions based on her experience that may help create options or provide clarity so the parties can work through their conflict.

Fees and Questions
Fees can be structured as either full day, half day, hourly, or in qualifying situations fees can be reduced. Expenses are billed at cost. Ms. Lizza-Irwin does not charge for travel in the Denver/Ft. Collins/Colorado Springs areas. She also mediates throughout Colorado as well as in other states. Please feel free to contact Ms. Lizza-Irwin to discuss. She is also available to consult regarding questions you may have regarding dispute resolution or mediation.

ADR Practice Type: Mediation, Arbitration, Med-Arb, Meeting Facilitation, Settlement Conference, Online Mediation
Specialty Areas: Animal Issues, Business Relationships, Commercial, Community, Contracts, Custody, Debt Resolution, Divorce, Divorce TemporaryOrders, Eldercare, Employment, Intra-Family, General, Health Care, Landlord Tenant, Marital Relationships, Neighbor Issues, Post-Divorce, Real Estate