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Teresa Carey is a leading Bay Area mediator and a pioneer in the field.  Drawing on over 20 years' experience as a mediator, arbitrator, and litigator, she is known for her pragmatic, skillful, and humanistic approach to conflict resolution and her outstanding abilities as a professional mediator and trainer.  Ms. Carey is one of the original founders of the Marin County Superior Court ADR program in 1992, the first court-connected mediation program in the State of California.  She is also the founder of Professional Mediation Associates, a network of leading conflict-resolution professionals, and is the former Chair of the Marin County Bar Association, ADR Section.

Since 1980 Ms. Carey has served as a mediator for the U.S. District Court, Northern District; the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, the County Courts of Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa, the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), California Lawyers for the Arts, Arts Arbitration & Mediation Service (AAMS), the University of California Medical Center (UCSF), corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Carey designs and gives conflict-resolution training courses for attorneys, business, human resource and real estate professionals, therapists, government personnel, and others interested in learning about this field.  Her work includes her well-known 40-hour Comprehensive Mediation Training program (with 40-hour Certificate of Completion available), several courses at Sonoma State University, and customized trainings for various governmental agencies and private firms.  She has served as an adjunct faculty lecturer and/or conflict-resolution trainer at Stanford University, Hastings Law School, Golden Gate University, John F. Kennedy University, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, the EEOC, the Marin County Board of Education, and the University of Kent at Canterbury, London Centre for International Relations.

She serves as the current president of the Mediation Society (www.mediationsociety.org) and has been a featured speaker for a variety of educational and professional groups, including the London Centre of International Relations (LCIR), University of Kent, the American Bar Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Mediation Society, and the League of U.S. Postal Service Postmasters.

Her publications include "Credentialing for Mediators:  To Be or Not to Be?" Vol. 30, USF Law Review, 1996; "Survey of State Laws Governing Mediation in the United States:  A Review and Reference," 2002; "Talking Mediation in London," 64 ADR-NC Quarterly, 2003; and "Attorneys in Mediation:  For Better and for Worse," Marin Lawyer, 2004.

Additional details may be found under Professional Activities below.



Emailt.carey@ix.netcom.com




Guest speakers and visiting faculty who have been featured in these courses include:

  Dana Curtis, J.D.Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School
  Laura Farrow, J.D.Mediator, Conflict Resolution Instructor
  Nancy J. Foster, J.D.Northern California Mediation Center
  Jessica Notini, J.D.Notini Mediation Services; Past President, Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADR-NC)
  Nancy Angelo, Ph.D.—Organizational Capability, Blue Shield of California
  Robin Siefkin, J.D.U.S. District Court, Northern District, ADR Program
  Jonathan Gross, J.D.Gross Mediation
  John FordDirector, John F. Kennedy University Conflict Resolution Program
  Robert Edwards, J.D.Law & Mediation Offices of Robert Edwards
  Sandy Shartzer, J.D.—Marin Mediation Services
  Sterling Newberry—IAF-Certified Facilitator
  John Mueller, J.D.Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, LLP
  Sheila Purcell, J.D.San Mateo County Multi-Option ADR Program
  Sandra D. Marin, J.D.Marin Mediation Services
  Gary HattalFederal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  Randall Wallace, J.D.Ragghianti, Freitas, Macias & Wallace
  Elizabeth Tippin, J.D.Mediator
  John Blackman, J.D.Farbstein & Blackman
  Lawrence Baskin, J.D.Mediator
  James Laflin, J.D.Concilium
  Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D.Mediator and Psychotherapist
  Myles Montgomery, J.D., LCSWMontgomery Mediation Services


Professional Activities 

Instructor and Speaker Presentations by Teresa Carey


Advanced Practice Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Faculty Instructor • San Francisco, California • May 2015
     Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR),
     University of California, Hastings College of the Law (www.cndr.edu)

Essentials of Mediation, Guest Faculty • San Rafael, California • October 2014
     Northern California Mediation Center (NCMC) (www.ncmc-mediate.org)

Advanced Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Faculty Instructor • San Francisco,
California • April-May 2014
     Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR),
     University of California, Hastings College of the Law (www.cndr.edu)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Instructor • Berkeley, California • October-November 2013
     University of California Berkeley (UC Extension) (www.extension.berkeley.edu)

Negotiation and Mediation Student Competition, Guest Faculty (Team Coach) • San Francisco, California • September 2013
     Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR),
     University of California, Hastings College of the Law (www.cndr.edu)

Early Mediation Workshop for Fiduciaries, Guest Speaker • South San Francisco, California • September 2013
     Professional Fiduciaries Association of California (www.pfac-pro.org)

Essentials of Mediation, Guest Faculty • San Rafael, California • June 2013
     Northern California Mediation Center (NCMC) (www.ncmc-mediate.org)

Developing Mediation—Maturing the Profession, Conference Speaker, Mediation Society Public Education Conference • San Francisco, California • May 2013
     Mediation Society (www.mediationsociety.org)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Instructor • Berkeley, California • March-April 2013
     University of California Berkeley (UC Extension) (www.extension.berkeley.edu)

Intellectual Property Mediation Training, Faculty • San Francisco, California • January 2013
     California Lawyers for the Arts (www.calawyersforthearts.org)

How to Resolve Disputes: Fundamentals of Communication, Collaboration, and Negotiation, Instructor • Cupertino, California • January 2013
     Apple, Inc. (www.apple.com)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Instructor • Berkeley, California • June 2012
     University of California Berkeley (UC Extension) (www.extension.berkeley.edu)

Negotiations, Guest Faculty • San Francisco, California • April 2012
     Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR),
     University of California, Hastings College of the Law (www.cndr.edu)

Beyond Our Borders: Reflections on the International School of Business Mediation (ISBM) in Admont, Austria, and Mediation in China, Seminar Speaker, Mediation Society Roundtable • San Francisco, California • June 2012
     The Mediation Society (www.mediationsociety.org)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • Berkeley, California • April 2012
     University of California Berkeley (UC Extension) (www.extension.berkeley.edu)

Essentials of Mediation, Guest Faculty • San Rafael, California • October 2011
     Northern California Mediation Center (NCMC) (www.ncmc-mediate.org)

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • San Francisco, California • July-August 2011
     City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA) (www.sfhsa.gov)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • Berkeley, California • January-February 2011
     University of California Berkeley (UC Extension) (www.extension.berkeley.edu)

Advanced Mediation Training, Instructor • San Rafael, California • November 2010
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Faculty • San Francisco, California • August-November 2010
     Golden Gate University School of Law (www.ggu.edu)

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • Sacramento, California • March 2010
     California Lawyers for the Arts, Arbitration and Mediation Service (www.calawyersforthearts.org)

Negotiation and Medication Student Competition, Guest Faculty (Team Coach) • San Francisco, California • August 2009
     Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR),
     University of California, Hastings College of the Law (www.cndr.edu)

The Mediation Society Education Program Panel, Program Speaker (Panelist) • San Francisco, California • June 2009
     Professional Mediation Assocaites (www.mediatortraining.com)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • San Rafael, California • May 2009
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Arbitration and Mediation Training, Faculty • San Francisco, California • March 2008
     California Lawyers for the Arts (www.calawyersforthearts.org)

Comprehensive Mediation Training, Instructor • Bangalore, India • March 2007
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com); Bangalore Mediation
     Centre (www.bangaloremediationcenter.kar.nic.in), Karnataka State Legal Services
     Authority; Institute for the Study and Develoopment of Legal Systems (ISDLS);
     Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (FSRI) (www.fsriadr.org)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • San Rafael, California • May 2007
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Cross-Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution: Mediating Intercultural Conflicts in a Multicultural World, Instructor • Oklahoma • November 2005
     Oklahoma Bar Association

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • San Rafael, California • October 2005
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, Instructor • San Rafael, California • May 2005
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Advanced Mediation Training, Instructor • San Rafael, California • April 2004
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Mediation Training, Faculty • Santa Monica, California • January 2004
     California Lawyers for the Arts (www.calawyersforthearts.org)

International Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Guest Faculty • London, England (UK)• Spring 2003
     University of Kent, Canterbury, London School of International Relations (www.kent.ac.uk)

UCSF Medical Center Mediation Training, Guest Faculty • San Francisco, California • April 2003
     University of California San Francisco Medical Center,
     Problem Resolution Center

Comprehensive Mediation Training, Level I, Instructor • San Rafael, California • October 2002
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Getting to Yes and Beyond: Skills and Strategies for Negotiating Successful Long-Term Business Relationships, Faculty • Santa Clara, California • January 2002
     Spectra-Physics Inc. (www.spectra-physics.com)

Principles of Conflict Management in Business Organizations, Instructor • Concord, California • November 2000
     John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Professional Psychology (www.jfku.edu)

Commercial Mediation Training, Faculty • Rohnert Park, California • December 1999
     Sonoma State University (www.sonoma.edu)

Featured Speaker, HFMA Conference • San Francisco, California • October 1999
     Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) (www.hfma.org)

Resolving Workplace Disputes, Featured Speaker, USPS Postmasters Conference • San Francisco, California • October 1999
     United States Postal Service (www.usps.com)

Dispute Resolution for Corporate Human Resource Professionals, Instructor • San Francisco, California • November 1998
     Internal Dispute Resolution Inc.

Employment Mediation Training, Instructor • San Francisco, California • August 1996
     Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (www.eeoc.gov)

Comprehensive Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Levels I and II, Instructor • San Rafael and Kentfield, California • Spring 1996-Fall 1998
      College of Marin (www.marin.edu) and Dominican University (www.dominican,edu)

Three-Day Peer Mediation Training for Public School Students, Instructor • San Rafael, California • October 1995
     Marin County Office of Education (www.marinschools.org)

Court ADR Evaluation Roundtable, Panelist • San Francisco, California • February 1994
     State Bar of California, ADR Taskforce (www.calbar.org)

Professional Mediation Training for Attorneys, Instructor • San Rafael, California • 1993
     Professional Mediation Associates (www.mediatortraining.com)

Mediation: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know, Instructor • San Rafael, California • May 1992
     Marin County Bar Association, ADR Section (www.marinbar.org)

Arts Arbitration and Mediation Training, Faculty • San Francisco, California • February 1985
     California Lawyers for the Arts (www.calawyersforthearts.org)