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Clare Fowler

Clare Fowler is Executive Vice-President and Managing Editor at, as well as a mediator and trainer. Clare received her Master’s of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, focused on reducing workplace conflicts, from Pepperdine University School of Education. Clare also coordinated the career development program for The Straus Institute dispute resolution students. In 2023, Clare published Rising Above Office Conflict: The Light-Hearted Guide for the Heavy-Hearted Employee.

ADR Experience

20 years of experience mediating for workplaces, including Google, Sirius, OSHA, and DOI.

Supreme Court of Hawaii–judicial and policy mediation
Inland Valley–community and workplace
Neighborhood Accountability Board–restorative justice
Center for Conflict Resolution–community and workplace


Evaluative mediator.
I teach parties enough about the process so that they can make the mediation process work for them. I am flexible enough to help parties create the mediation experience that will lead them to their own agreement.


Bachelor’s, Gonzaga University, French and International Relations, with honors
Bachelor’s, Gonzaga University, Public Relations, with honors
Master’s, Pepperdine University, Dispute Resolution
Doctorate, Pepperdine University, Organizational Leadership, (Dissertation on Designing Dispute Resolution Systems for Developing Businesses in progress)

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Family
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Organizational
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Fees can be arranged on an hourly rate, per diem, or a retainer.

Fees are $300/hour which includes document preparation.
Training fees begin at $1,000 per day.

Professional Associations

  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • OMA - Oregon Mediation Assoc.
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders
  • ACR AWP - ACR Adv. Workplace Practioner

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