Jeffrey J. Beaton, twice graduated from the University of Virginia, receiving his B.A. in 1978 and his J.D. in 1982. Mr. Beaton began practicing law in 1984, becoming lead trial attorney for the firm of Beaton & Hart, P.C.. Since 1996, Beaton has served as a mediator and arbitrator in numerous disputes, both court appointed and privately. He is a certified trainer, mediator and mentor in both family and general mediation in Virginia. Mr. Beaton is currently a principal in the firm, The Center for Law & Mediation, P.C., which he founded in 2000.