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Debora Gama Lima
Debora Gama Lima

Senior Mediator

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Debora Gama Lima

Debora Gama Lima, M.D. is a certified mediator by the Attorney General’s Office of Arizona and has been mediating for the Maricopa County Justice Court system. Over the last four years, she has participated in more than 1000 cases. She is a certified divorce mediator trained at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She has a great interest and expertise in family and civil mediation with high-conflict disputes.

In addition, Dr. Gama Lima is also certified through Harvard Medical School in the process of disclosure and apology for healthcare conflicts.

She has worked in various fields, including professional executive coaching and legal mediation, and as a certified teacher and an alum coach with the Compassion Institute of the Compassion Cultivation Training program.
She is a retired general surgeon. Her experience in various environments, from the C suite to operating rooms and the courtroom, allows her to meet the needs of her clients from a unique perspective. She dedicates her career to being a compassionate force beside her clients as they engage in challenging and complex life endeavors, helping them move from complicated pasts to a more hopeful future.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Small Claims

Additional Services

  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Parenting Coordinator



Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese