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The Honorable Melanie A. Vaughn

Baltimore, Maryland
     
 
Melanie A. Vaughn, Esquire

Address:
331 Tuscany Road
Baltimore, MD 21210

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Phone: 410-889-9998
Web Site: http://www.melanievaughn.com
E-Mail: melanie@melanievaughn.com

Description
Mediation is defined as a process in which impartial persons, the mediators, facilitate communication between the parties to promote settlement. I encourage the open exchange of suggestions and ideas but will not substitute my judgment on the issues for that of the parties. I use their best efforts to assist the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. All parties commit to participate in the proceedings in good faith with the intention to settle.

Background
MELANIE A. VAUGHN is a dispute resolution practitioner with offices in Baltimore, Maryland. She provides a wide range of services including mediation, arbitration and educational programs such as mediation skills training and conflict management seminars. Melanie trains mediators in skills-based mediation workshops. Melanie served as an administrative law judge and Director of Quality Assurance with the MD Office of Admin Hearings.

Additional Background
Melanie has extensive training and experience in the areas of civil, commercial, community, family and employment mediation, using both a facilitative and transformative approach. She received a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a baccalaureate degree in jurisprudence, summa cum laude, from the University of Baltimore. She is a graduate of the Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Miami, Florida. Melanie`s professional memberships include the Association for Conflict Resolution, American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association for Baltimore City, Baltimore County Bar Association, Chesapeake Nurse Attorneys, Inc., Trial Table Law Club, Women`s Bar Association, Women`s Law Center, and the Alliance for Black Women Attorneys. Her civic and community activities include serving as a pro bono mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maryland Commission on Human Relations and the Baltimore Area Mediation Project. She is a member of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore`s Public Safety Coalition Committee on Alternative Legal Solutions. Melanie is a former member of the University of Baltimore Alumni Association`s Board of Governors and the boards of directors for the Homeless Persons Representation Project and Families Involved Together. She currently serves on the Attorney Grievance Commission Inquiry Committee for Baltimore County. In 1998, Chief Judge Robert M. Bell appointed Melanie to the Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.


ADR Practice Type: Mediation, Arbitration, Med-Arb, Settlement Conference
Specialty Areas: Business Relationships, Commercial, Community, Contracts, Custody, Divorce, Divorce TemporaryOrders, Eldercare, Employment, Environment, Intra-Family, Health Care, Labor Relations, Landlord Tenant, Neighbor Issues, Post-Divorce, Real Estate, Retirement
Languages: English

 
     

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