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Kim Van Valer

Kim Van Valer is a former Superior Court Judge now in Senior status mediating disputes in addition to her work on the bench. Most of Kim’s mediation experience over the last decade has been resolving family law disputes and training family law mediators all over the State of Indiana.

Divorce is often thought of as the end of the family. We believe the family can still exist in a new form. Mediation, when done with this belief in mind, can help parents transition from marriage to cooperative parents. Parents living apart CAN raise children as two independent role models with hope for a strong and happy future. Success in doing so begins with making wise decisions NOW.

In her judicial capacity, Kim has served on several Judicial Conference Committees by appointment of the Supreme Court and as faculty in several judicial and attorney educational programs.

Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association of Mediators having served as its President in 2012-2013.

ADR Experience

In addition to her extensive mediation experience, Kim also trains mediators throughout the State of Indiana. If you are interested in becoming a mediator, contact Kim at 317-250-6043.


Kim believes that the best problem solving grows from the least restrictive method of resolution. Sometimes Court is necessary, but most often the right level of assistance is far less coercive and yields far better results. Let Kim help you discover the best solution for YOU. Call her at 317-250-6043


Doctor of Jurisprudence
Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis
June 1991

Masters Program in Art History
with concentration in
Central Italian Architecture, Sculpture & Painting
September 1985 – May 1988

Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University – Bloomington

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Strategic Planning

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • IAM - Indiana Association of Mediators