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Clymer Bardsley
Clymer Bardsley

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Clymer Bardsley

Clymer has over 20 years of mediation experience, focused on school based, workplace, and family disputes and conflicts.  He works primarily as a mediator, helping his parties listen to one another more constructively and then working with them to produce outcomes that work.  He also serves as a coach for participants in a dispute or for anyone who needs advice and counsel but does not seek at attorney nor a therapist.  The coach can provide that middle ground.  Clymer lives and works in the Greater Philadelphia Area, teaches at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law, at Temple’s College of Education and Human Development, and at Teachers College at Columbia University.  He also spends his summers running a tennis camp and spends his downtime with his family and listening to music and watching sports.

ADR Experience

Mediator since 2002

Bardsley Group Mediation

Divorce and Custody since 2010

Employment/Workplace since 2012

Special Education since 2018

Adjunct Professor at Drexel, Temple, and Columbia

former Program Director at Good Shepherd Mediation Program


My role is to help people have conversations and come to decisions.  I hold space for them to do that by making sure everyone feels heard and understood.  I generally use a facilitative process and try to move the conversation to where settlement is possible.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD, 2004

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Animal
  • Bullying
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Special Education
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombuds



Fees and Provisos

I generally charge $300 per hour as a mediator and $200 per hour as a coach.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Basic Mediation Training (36 hours) 2002, Safe Horizon, Cardozo School of Law
  • Basic Mediation Training (

Publications & Presentations

  • Basic Mediation Training, Good Shepherd Mediation Program (Co-Trained 2010-2015)