Providing family and divorce mediation

Serving Maryland and the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Offering the option of co-mediation (two mediators working together)

600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: 301-340-1811 / fax: 301-340-1824
jspiegel@mediationoffice.net (John)
dduquette@mediationoffice.net (Donna)
cfinney@mediationoffice.net (Carolyn)


WELCOME
to our website. We know that separation and divorce and other family struggles can be some of life’s most difficult experiences. Mediation offers an effective and humane way to facilitate transitions and make plans for the future. We hope you will find our website to be a helpful introduction to the process and benefits of mediation.
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JOHN SPIEGEL
John is an experienced family-law attorney who has devoted his practice exclusively to family and divorce mediation since 1996. A graduate of Yale Law School, he served as Adjunct Professor of Law at American University and has taught mediation courses at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. During the past few years John has become a leader in providing accommodations in mediation for the special needs of people with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.


DONNA DUQUETTE
Donna is a full-time family and divorce mediator and the 2013 President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, a statewide professional organization of mediators. She has taught conflict resolution courses at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has presented workshops at national conferences. Donna earned a law degree and a degree in special education from the University of Michigan and is licensed as an attorney in Maryland and in the District of Columbia.


CAROLYN FINNEY
Carolyn is Mediation Project Manager for our office. She received her mediation training from the Harvard Program on Negotiation and from the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution. Carolyn is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Duke University.