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Associate Mediator

Associate MediatorThis mediator has at least 40 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 10 cases for at least 40 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..Premium Member

Ellen Barron Feldman

I specialize in family and divorce mediation. Like to co-mediate with Brian James of C.E.L. & Associates for one low hourly rate. We help you focus on best interests of your children. Understand the issues and make your own decisions for your divorce. Mediation is efficient and cost-effective. I am on the 19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program approved list of mediators for Lake County, IL and have been appointed as a mediator for Cook County’s program. I am now part of Cook County Mediation program for parenting and financial aspects of divorce.

Smith College graduate 1978, Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington graduate 1981, Family and Divorce Mediation Training through DePaul University Center for Conflict Resolution. Appointed to 19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediator Program approved list of mediators for Lake County. Volunteer at The Lilac Tree, a nonprofit organization assisting women through the divorce process.

ADR Experience

I have been co-mediating divorce cases for over fifteen years. I volunteer regularly in Family Mediation Program in Waukegan,IL handling 6-8 cases per morning. I am appointed by Lake County judges and selected by attorneys for the judge to order mediation. Fifteen years of commercial litigation have given me the expertise to resolve disputes without going to court.


Understand the issues and make your own decisions! Mediation is often the most efficient and cost-effective method for resolving disputes between parties undergoing divorce. We focus on your children and help you communicate to be the best parents for them. Give yourself every possible advantage in the divorce process!

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Online Family/Divorce

Fees and Provisos

Normal hourly rates are $250 per hour. $2000 retainer covers four two-hour sessions, a mediated agreement, free emails and free telephone calls. Additional sessions at the $250 hourly rate. We co-mediate at no additional charge.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals