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Brenda Waugh
Brenda Waugh

Senior Mediator

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Brenda Waugh

Brenda Waugh cares most about one thing when she is working with her clients: the client! Brenda brings over thirty years of experience to this work. While she has ample experience in the courtroom as litigator, she has also received additional education and training in mediation and negotiation.
Brenda has litigated, negotiated or mediated thousands of cases during her career. Initially, she worked with Legal Services as an advocate for victims of family violence and for consumers. Later, she prosecuted offenders in cases involving child abuse and neglect in both Kanawha and Berkeley Counties and winning several cases before the state Supreme Court.

Brenda earned a master’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peace 2009. She has since mediated hundreds of cases, including those involving families, workplace disputes, small business, estate and probate disputes, and civil cases.
Brenda has experience as counsel for the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee and as a clerk with the West Virginia Supreme Court. She has published articles in law journals including those published by Yale University and the Journal of Legal Education. She has conducted dozens of seminars throughout the United States and Canada, often on alternative ways to approach legal problems, restorative lawyering and lawyer wellness. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and West Virginia University School of Law.


M.A. 2007-2009

Eastern Mennonite University-Center for Justice and Peace         Harrisonburg, Virginia

Masters in Conflict Transformation with Emphasis on Restorative Justice

J.D.  1984-1987

West Virginia University                                                           

Morgantown, West Virginia

B.A.   1979-1982

 University of Virginia                                                                      

Charlottesville, Virginia

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Art
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal Service
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer



Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • VOMA - Victim Offender Mediation Assoc.
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • VMN - Virginia Mediation Network