Serving Conflict Resolution Professionals Since 1997 Conflict Resolution Professionals

Mediator Information
Simon Mediation

Los Angeles, California
Dan Simon

11620 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Find on a map

Phone: 612-824-8988
Web Site:

Dan Simon, MA, JD
Dan Simon founded Simon Mediation in 1998. He helps with divorces, parenting differences, employment cases, business disputes, and neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts. His advanced training in psychology and law allows him to help with all aspects of conflict. "Minnesota Law and Politics" featured Dan in the February 2000 issue, calling his process "a kinder gentler mediation;" and "The St. Paul Pioneer Press" profiled Dan in 2003 as "the man in the middle."

As a teacher and practitioner of the transformative approach, Dan helps parties have a constructive conversation about their differences. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota School of Law, his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and his B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley. Although he is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, he prefers to practice mediation exclusively.

Professional Background
Before creating Simon Mediation, Dan worked as a business litigation attorney and as a family business consultant. Throughout his career, he has sought better ways to intervene in cases of highly emotional conflict. In addition to mediating, Dan provides training in transformative mediation. He is a Certified Transformative Mediator, serves on the Minnesota Supreme Court's ADR Ethics Board, and is a former Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's ADR Section.

Client Comments
Business Dispute Clients: L.M., as quoted in Feb. 2000 "Law & Politics:" "There was a larger emotional and psychological issue that had to be dealt with besides the legal issues that was bringing me to court. Dan allowed us to talk to each other. It was mysterious how Dan did it but he knew when and how to come in and guide us. I believe in the humanity of this process." K.M.: "Just a note to say thanks for leading us to a resolution. We have agreed to an arrangement with (John) and the deal is signed and the stock buy-out has been completed. I am hopeful things can go smoothly going forward. Again, thanks for your help. I`ll keep you in mind for referral possibilities."

ADR Practice Type: Mediation
Specialty Areas: Animal Issues, Business Relationships, Commercial, Community, Contracts, Custody, Debt Resolution, Divorce, Divorce TemporaryOrders, Eldercare, Employment, Environment, Intra-Family, General, Health Care, Labor Relations, Landlord Tenant, Marital Relationships, Mobile Home Parks, Neighbor Issues, Pastoral, Pre-Nuptual, Post-Divorce, Real Estate, Retirement