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Joyce Mitchell

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P.O. Box 2112
Rockville, MD 20847-2112
301 589-7113


Description of Practice

Joyce is an attorney, licensed in Maryland (1980) and the District of Columbia (1975) . She is a Distinguished Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Mediators. Joyce has been the Pres. of Joyce A. Mitchell and Assoc. , P.C., since its inception in 1982. Joyce, a certified mediator in the states of Virginia and North Carolina for ten years, mediates and arbitrates complex employment, business, farm related finances, and securities cases nationwide. She facilitates public and organizational disputes. Joyce is a skilled mediation and negotiation trainer.

Professional Background

Joyce is on the mediator rosters of the EEOC, and other Federal agencies. Joyce arbitrates and mediates for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; she is a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. For five years, she was a co-trainer of the MD State Bar Association’s 40 hr. basic mediation training. She has provided training in elder mediation, advance mediation and negotiation. Joyce provided training for mediation, conflict resolution and early neutral evaluation to the USDA. Joyce has over 300 hours of mediation training in various methodologies. She has mediated more than 2000 cases. She is a former adjunct professor at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic Univ. where she taught ADR Techniques. For the past six years, she has mediated farm related commercial and public disputes for the MD Dept. of Agriculture's Conflict Resolution Service (ACReS). She teaches arbitration as an adjunct at the Carey School of Law, Univ. of MD in Balt., MD. Joyce is a past chair of the MD State Bar Association’s ADR Section and a 2018-2019 member of Board of the ADR Section of the National Bar Association.


Joyce mediates in the facilitative and transformative models and most often in a combination of models, as the situation requires. Joyce has over 300 hours of mediation training in various methodologies. She has mediated more than 2000 cases.


Tenn A & I State Univ., Nashville, TN, B.A in Spanish and French; Howard Univ, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Wash., DC


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1996    Center for ADR    Basic Mediation, 40 hrs.
1997    Center for Dispute Settlement; Circuit Ct. P.G. Cty, MD    Mediation for the Professional, 30 hrs.; Mediation of Marital Disputes, 40 hrs.
1998    Karras    Effective Negotiating, 16 hrs.
1999 and 2001    US Postal Service    Transformative Mediation and Transformative II, 40 hrs.
1999-2001    Better Business Bureau; NASD, NBA in conjunction with FMCS    Arbitrator Training; Chair, Labor Arb., 61 hrs.
2004-2008    NASD/FINRA    Arbitrator Ethics; Expungement; on line 4.5 hrs.
2015    ABA    Ethics, Mediation Advocacy, Managing the Process, 8 hrs.
2015    ABA    Imposing Sanctions in Arbitration; Managing Evidence, 5 hrs.
2016    ABA    Speaking the Language of Business; How to prepare for Mediation 3 hrs.
2016    ABA    Secrets to Success in Arbitration, 2 hrs.
2016    MD Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR)    The Power of Difference: Tools, 2 hrs.
2017-2018    NC Bar Foundation    Mediation is not Las Vegas, on line 1.5 hrs; How to Bring Calm to Chaos, 2 hrs.
2018    NC Bar Foundation    Thorny Issues: Ethical Minefields, on line 1.25 hrs.
2019    NC Bar Foundation    The Psychology of Settlement, 1.25 hrs.; Issues and Rules, 1 hr.
2019    NC Dispute Resolution Commission    Electronic Discovery, Practice Challenges; The Mediator as Village Elder, 2 hrs.
2018    ABA Dispute Resolution Conf.    Ethical Dilemmas in ADR, 1 hr.
2018    ABA Dispute Resolution Conf    Staying Neutral; Implicit Bias; Eliminating Bias; Ethics 4 hrs.
2018    ABA Dispute Resolution Conf    The Model Standards-Guiding Mediation Practice, 1 hr.
2018    National Bar Association    Ethical Dilemmas Parts I & II, 3 hrs.
2018    ABA Dispute Resolution Conf.    Ethical Dilemmas in ADR, 1 hr.
2018    ABA Dispute Resolution Conf    Staying Neutral; Implicit Bias; Eliminating Bias; Ethics 4 hrs.
2018    ABA Dispute Resolution Conf    The Model Standards-Guiding Mediation Practice, 1 hr.
2018    National Bar Association (NBA)    Ethical Dilemmas Parts I & II, 3 hrs.
2018    NBA    Supreme Court and ADR (Boot Camp), 3 hrs.
2019    NBA and Amer. Arbitration Association    Mediation Practicum, 3 hrs.
2019    MD Council for Dispute Resolution     A Deep Dive into Difficult Conversations: The NeuroScience, 2 hrs.
2019    MCDR    Mediator Ethical Obligations: Educating the Public and Clients about ADR, 2 hrs.


The quality of the neutral in the room is important. Empathy for the situations in the forums and great listening skills must be evident at all times. The neutral must always be neutral.


Upon request, after a discussion of the issues, parties, immediacy of the service, location and in some cases the resources of the potential party to pay. Come, let me help you resolve your dispute.

Other Information

I am a skilled teacher and trainer. Let me work with you or your organization to develop your comprehension and skill sets in mediation and negotiation. I have done many organizational and management inquiries and early neutral evaluation cases. My employment, labor and EEO knowledge, investigative skills, intuitive capabilities and understanding of human conflict have served my clients well in getting the comprehensive and insightful reports needed to comprehend a conflict and make deliberative decisions. Please review my listing of professional courses and trainings. You will see that I continually increase my knowledge and improve my skills so that I can meet my clients' needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • General
  • Government
  • Labor - Management
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.


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