Northwest Mediation Center

Melanie Nelson, Executive Director
Community Building
35 W. Main, Suite 230
Spokane, WA 99201
Telephone: (509) 456-0103
Fax (509) 456-6588

At Northwest Mediation, we strive to solve conflicts by increasing your sense of personal power to resolve 
disputes. Our mediators work with all parties to develop solutions that are realistic, achievable, and long term. 
Mediation is an alternative to lengthy and expensive legal battles, and can save relationships, time, and money.

Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Center

John R. Hebner, Executive Director
Gayle Cooper, Associate Director
211 W. Augusta
Spokane, WA  99205
Telephone: (509) 838-2799
Fax: (509) 838-5588
The Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic has been providing mediation training and mediation 
services since its inception in September 1993.  Mediation services are provided in the areas of Small 
Claims, employment matters, neighborhood disputes, property distribution and residential schedules, 
landlord/tenant, USDA and USPS.

Neutral Ground - Walla Walla

P.O. Box 1222
717 N. Main
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Telephone: (509) 522-0399
Fax: (509) 522-0415

Neutral Ground has offered mediation services to the Walla Wall area since 1978. Mediating the entire
range of cases, including dissolution, real estate, landlord - tenant, merchant - customer, employer - 
employee, and some criminal matters.

Dispute Resolution Center of Tri-Cities

Paul Shelp, Executive Director
5219 W. Clearwater – Suite 11
Kennewick, WA 99336
Telephone (509) 783-3325
Fax (509) 783-3449

Dispute Resolution Center of Tri-Cities opened its doors in early 1999 as Benton Franklin DRC and is serving the residents of Benton and Franklin counties.  The Center works closely with the courts, and is the designated mediation provider for dissolution cases.  We provide mediation for all kinds of disputes, including Victim/Offender, Parent/Teen, neighbor to neighbor, business, and workplace conflict.  In addition, we provide conflict management training for companies and organizations.  The Center has 38 certified mediators, and has mediated over 1800 cases since its inception, with 80% of cases resulting in successful resolution.

Columbia Basin DRC

Sherry Couey, Executive Director
PO Box 2239 / 821 E Sharon Ave.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Telephone: (509) 760-0706

Columbia Basin Dispute Resolution Center offers low-cost mediation services to the residents of Grant and Adam counties. The CBDRC offers mediation for several types of disputes, including Family Matters (parenting plans, divorce), Neighborhood Problems (noise, animals, fences), Business/Consumer Issues, Landlord / Tenant Issues, and Workplace Conflict. A training course in listening skills and conflict management can also be scheduled through the Center. The CBDRC offers a way for disputes to be resolved peacefully through mediation.

Okanogan County Dispute Resolution Center

Director: Lynell Morrison-Nelson
Mailing Address: PO Box 367, Okanogan, WA 98840
Physical Address: 217 Pine Street, Okanogan, WA 98840
Web Address:
No Cell Phone
Office Telephone: (509) 826-1776
The Okanogan County Dispute Resolution Center was started in 1992 and focuses mainly on family law 
issues.  Our mission is "to provide voluntary confidential mediation to individuals, organizations and 
communities.  The DRC serves as an alternative or compliment to the judicial system, provides professional
training in mediation and conflict resolution, and promotes the vital importance of peacefully resolving 

Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center

Lynn Yialelis, Executive Director
P O Box 3391
Wenatchee, WA 98807-3391
Telephone (509) 888-0957

Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties

Matt Fairbank, Executive Director
303 East D Street, Suite 4
Yakima, WA 98901-2300
Telephone (509) 453-8949 Yakima
Telephone (509-925-5123 Ellensburg
Toll Free 1-800-853-8949
Fax: (509) 453-0910

The DRC of Yakima and Kittitas Counties has been providing mediation, conflict resolution and training services since 1993. Through mediation services, we help parents develop and revise parenting plans and help families work though conflicts between parents and teens.  We help families make elder care decisions as well as resolve probate and trust matters. Other key service  areas are mediation of small claims cases, employment matters, neighborhood problems, and landlord / tenant disputes. We provide conflict resolution workshops as well as mediation training. Services are available in English and Spanish.

Six Rivers Community Mediation Services

Marti Kantola Dane, Director
P.O. Box 1594
Hood River, OR 97031
Telephone (541) 386-1283
Fax: (541) 386-2189
Toll Free: 888-628-4101

Community Mediation Services

Nancy Pionk, J.D., Executive Director
1610 C Street, Ste 203 
Vancouver, WA  98663
Telephone (360) 334-5862

Community Mediation Services (“CMS”) a local non profit, provides Clark County residents with an informal private way to improve communications and resolve disagreements.  The Mediation program encourages parties  to work together to solve problems. 

Community Mediation Center of Lewis County

Nancy Core, Executive Director
120 NW Pacific Ave.
PO Box 1601
Chehalis, WA 98532
Telephone (360) 748-0492
Fax (360) 748-9895

The DRC of Lewis County was formed in 1993. It provides alternative dispute resolution services such as mediation, telephone conciliation, problem solving, information, and referral services along with mediator and conflict resolution training.

Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

Evan Ferber, Executive Director
312 E 4th
PO Box 6184
Olympia, WA 98507
Telephone: (360) 956-1155
Fax: (360) 357-5168

The DRC of Thurston County provides a cost effective and efficient alternative to the courts and law enforcement. With over 80 active community volunteers, we mediate over 300 disputes and train over 500 community members in conflict resolution skill building annually. Last year the Center handled 309 mediation cases, with a settlement rate of 81%.

Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution

Maralise Hood Quan, Executive Director
738 Broadway, Suite 400
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 572-3657
Fax: (253) 572-3579

Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County

Mary Hancock, Executive Director
9004 Washington Ave. NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Telephone: (360) 698-0968
Direct Line: (360) 307-6145

The DRC of Kitsap County has five different programs serving the residents of Kitsap County: community mediation, victim / offender mediation, mental health ombudsmen, youth and schools services, and training services. About 75% of the cases involve children at some level, with the remainder of cases including employment, divorce, neighbor / neighbor, landlord / tenant, property and consumer / merchant disputes. The DRC of Kitsap County has over 50 mediators available.

Dispute Resolution Center of King County

Rae Levine, Executive Director
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Ste. 520
Seattle, WA 98103
Telephone: (206) 443-9603
Toll Free: 1-888-803-4696
Fax: (206) 443-9737

The Dispute Resolution Center of King County (DRC) provides low-cost conflict resolution, mediation services and training to the King County community. The DRC is a community mediation center that trains professional mediators who then provide the direct services.  Services include conflict coaching, mediation, facilitation, facilitated conversations, telephone conciliation, mediation at small claims court and group processes.  Our 85 mediators can provide assistance with family dissolution, parenting plans, neighbor difficulties, business issues, intra-family conflict, workplace problems, landlord-tenant issues and cross-cultural disputes. Our DRC uses a facilitative, interest-based approach.

Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program

Andrew Kidde, Cheryl Cohen, Co-Program Managers
P O Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009-9012
Telephone (425) 452-4091
Fax: (425) 452-5247

This program is somewhat unique in that is it city-based instead of county-based. The City of Bellevue has established a commitment to working toward peaceful communities through the funding of the Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program. As such, much of their work is with neighbors and families, not with the courts and marriage dissolution. They work closely with several organizations, including the Bellevue schools.

DRC of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties

LaDessa Croucher, Executive Director
2801 Lombard Avenue
PO Box 839
Everett, WA 98206-0839

Snohomish: (425) 339-1335
Skagit: (360) 542-8487
Island/Toll Free: (800) 280-4770

Fax: (425) 259-2110
E-Mail: Website:

The DRC of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties is the oldest DRC in Washington, having offered mediation services since 1982. The mission of the DRC is to provide quality dispute resolution services and education to all members of the community. The Center promotes, teaches and encourages the use of conflict resolution principles in many settings. Services include: information and referral, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, training programs, practicum internships and consultation services.

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Moonwater, Executive Director
RW - Vice President
13 Prospect St., Ste. 201 
Bellingham, WA 98225
Telephone: (360) 676-0122
Fax: (360) 676-0783
General Email:

Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center

Karen Brown, Executive Director
PO Box 1034
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Telephone: (360) 452-8024
Fax: (360) 452-0458

Providing mediation, conflict management and training services for all Clallam and Jefferson county residents.

Dispute Resolution Center of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties

Donna Hallock, Executive Director
207 S. Chehalis St. #301
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Telephone (360) 532-8950
Donna Hallock,


The Dispute Resolution Center (formerly the Mediation and Settlement Center / Coastal Dispute Resolution Center) was incorporated in early 1999 to provide quality conflict resolution and training services to Pacific and Grays Harbor counties. Most of its 2001 mediations were through the Small Claims Court, but another large share of the cases were family cases such as dissolution. The center also mediated cases involving property claims, landlord / tenant disputes, consumer / merchant issues, employment cases and commercial conflicts.

Currently, there is no Dispute Resolution Center providing services for the counties listed below. Please find links provided below to the center(s) in adjoining counties.

If you live in: Nearby services are provided by:
Adams Columbia Basin

Asotin, Columbia, or Garfield

Fulcrum, Northwest Mediation Center and Tri-Cities

Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens or Whitman

Fulcrum and Northwest Mediation Center
Lincoln Columbia Basin, Fulcrum and Northwest Mediation Center

Walla Walla

Cowlitz Community Mediation Services and Community Mediation Center of Lewis County
Mason Thurston DRC, the NE corner of the county may be served by Kitsap and Pierce DRCs.
San Juan DRC of Snohomish, Island and Skagit County
Wahkiakum DRC of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties
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