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Brooks Foland
Brooks Foland

Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 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

Brooks Foland

As an advocate, I have participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations over the last 28 years in cases involving personal injury, including vehicle accidents (cars, trucks and motorcycles), trips and falls, products liability cases, burn and electrocution cases, professional liability claims against EMS and fire agencies and insurance coverage and insurance bad faith cases.  I have worked with many different mediators and arbitrators in these cases and I have paid close attention to what works in mediation and what does not work.  I have gained valuable information from my mediation training and in working with several ADR professionals over the years, which I use in my own mediation practice today.

Following my mediation training, I have mediated and co-mediated approximately three dozen cases. 

ADR Experience

I have participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations as an advocate.  As a neutral, I have arbitrated 75-80 cases and mediated nearly three dozen cases.


Trained at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law and Middle District of Pennsylvania, my approach to mediation is more facilitative than evaluative, so that the parties have the best chance of coming to self-determined agreements based on shared information and an understanding of interests and needs.


I obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science from Temple University in 1990 and a law degree from Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus) in 1993.

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation

Additional Services

  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Trainer



Fees and Provisos

$350 per hour (split between the parties)

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Advoz Mediator and Restorative Practices
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Certified Mediator, Middle District of PA
  • PBA, ADR Committee, Vice Chair
  • DCBA, ADR Committee, Chair
  • PCM, Board Member
  • Neighborhood Dispute Settlement, Board Member and Volunteer Mediator

Publications & Presentations

  • Civility in ADR/Mediation (PBI/PBA): March 2022
  • In the Zoom: Ins and Outs of Virtual Mediation (DCBA): October 2022
  • Using ADR in Your Practice (PBI/PBA): December 2022
  • Mediator's Role as Convenor (PCM Annual Conference): April 2023


  • David Lutz, Esq.
  • Christopher Marzzacco, Esq.
  • Daniel Brookhart, Esq.
  • David Lehman, Esq.