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McDonald Mediation Group, LLC

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Robyn McDonald, Esq.

8400 E. Crescent Parkway
Ste. 600
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Phone: 720-242-8887
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Description of Practice
Robyn E. McDonald, Esq. is a Mediator, Arbitrator and ADR Strategist in private practice. Ms. McDonald has been consistently recognized by her peers as a top lawyer for over twenty years (Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney since 1993), a top Women Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, since 2011) and as a top Mediator by her clients (Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent® Client Review Rated Attorney/Mediator since 2009). She has written a variety of mediation articles and has coached a multitude of developing mediators on behalf of the Colorado Bar Association. Ms. McDonald She specializes in Mediation, Arbitration ADR Strategist services. In practice since 2008, she has mediated over one thousand cases involving high conflict domestic dispute issues, family matters, personal injury and civil litigation matters, HOA/Homeowner and employment/workplace facilitation.

Professional Background and Experience
Ms. McDonald has been a licensed attorney for over 25 years, licensed to practice law in California since 1987, before the United States Supreme Court since 2011 and in Colorado since 2007 (single client limited admission). She is a former Los Angeles County Court Judge pro tempore, former national in-house counsel to a major Japanese insurance company, defense civil litigator, and appellate attorney. Ms. McDonald provides a unique understanding of both plaintiff and defense perspectives and goals, while working successfully with clients in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region. She is the President and a Professional Member of the Mediation Association of Colorado ("theMAC"),Chair of the Colorado First Judicial District Access to Justice Committee, Director of the First Judicial District Access to Justice Mediation Pilot Project, a member of the Jefferson County Mediation Services Advisory Committee, a member of the Jefferson County Mediation Services Program and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. She was the recipient of the 2008 Jefferson County Mediator of the Year, and the 2009 Divorce and Parenting Mediator of the Year Awards.

Approach and Style
Mediating hundreds of cases has shown that the individual needs and interests of the parties must determine a mediator’s manner and method. Therefore, Ms. McDonald has developed a flexible style designed to fit the parties’ expectations, as well as the particular environment and conflict atmosphere. Ms. McDonald believes that the primary function served by a mediator is to facilitate effective communication and negotiation among the parties, to help illuminate viewpoints and explore alternative solutions that the parties themselves can freely reach. Where requested, Ms. McDonald may offer personal observations or suggestions that may help break impasses, explore options or provide greater clarity to the dispute, thereby supporting parties in the self-determination of their conflict.

Fees and Areas of Practice
Ms. McDonald offers hourly, discounted and flat fee rates for services, depending upon the nature of the case or conflict, the type of service, the amount in dispute, and the number of parties and attorneys. Rates as follows: Discounted fees of $200 per hour for mediation where one or both parties are unrepresented by counsel; $250 per hour for mediation where each party is represented by counsel (Mediation fees are usually equally divided between the parties, or as ordered by a court or agreed between the parties); A flat fee schedule can be provided upon request; $200 per hour for arbitration and ADR Strategy Consultation. Expenses are billed at cost. MMG does not charge an administrative fee for arbitration other than out-of-pocket costs. Ms. McDonald does not charge for travel for matters that are in the Denver Metro area, or as otherwise agreed. Ms. McDonald also provides ADR services out of the Denver Metro area and out of State, as requested. Areas of practice include: general civil, business, commercial, employment, real estate, landlord-tenant, security deposit, HOAs, property damage, neighbors, domestic matters (pre-decree and post-decree), personal injury, workplace and employment disputes.

ADR Practice Type: Mediation, Arbitration, Med-Arb, Meeting Facilitation, Settlement Conference, Online Mediation
Specialty Areas: Animal Issues, Business Relationships, Commercial, Community, Contracts, Custody, Divorce, Divorce TemporaryOrders, Employment, General, Landlord Tenant, Mobile Home Parks, Neighbor Issues, Post-Divorce, Real Estate