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Elaine Garcia
Elaine Garcia

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Elaine Garcia

Elaine Y. Garcia, President & Principal Trainer at Project Mediation Pros

With a passion for conflict resolution and a commitment to fostering understanding, Elaine stands at the forefront of mediation services. As the founder of Project Mediation Pros, Elaine brings a wealth of experience in guiding individuals and organizations through the complexities of dispute resolution.

Credentials:

  • Certified Mediator with expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Specialized training in Advanced Family Law Mediation and Divorce Mediation
  • Recognized for “Outstanding Mediation Services” and “Outstanding Mediation Training”

Professional Philosophy: Believing in the power of dialogue, Elaine advocates for a proactive approach to conflict management, emphasizing the importance of early intervention and the value of restorative practices.

Services Offered:

  • Comprehensive mediation for civil, commercial, family conflicts, and more
  • Innovative 3-Step Divorce Process for amicable settlements
  • Tailored conflict coaching for businesses to cultivate a culture of resolution

Achievements:

  • Successfully mediated a wide range of cases with a focus on privacy and dignity
  • Developed a series of acclaimed certification training courses
  • Awarded for excellence in mediation services and training

Vision: Elaine’s vision is to empower individuals with the tools to resolve conflicts smartly and efficiently, ensuring peace and productivity in personal and professional spaces.

 

ADR Experience

Credentialed Distinguished Mediator in practice since 2011.

Mediator Certification Trainer since 2014.

ELAINE Y. GARCIA, CDM

Credentialed Distinguished Mediator/Arbitrator 
APFM, TAM, NACM, TMCA-CDM 
President, Project Mediation Pros, LLC
Principal Mediator, Arbitrator & Trainer

Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
Family Mediator
Divorce Mediator
Divorce Prevention Mediator
Texas Court Appointed Mediator
Credentialed Arbitrator
Credentialed Mediation Trainer
State Bar of Texas Accredited & Approved Sponsor
Ethics and Grievance Committee, Chair
MC3 Recognized Education Provider
Recognized Mediation Education Provider
Texas Association of Mediators Board of Directors, Member
Texas Association of Mediators, Policy Advisory Committee
Texas Association of Mediators, Speakers Committee Chair
Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Advanced Practitioner
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Distinguished Member
National Association of Certified Mediators, Member
Texas Association of Mediators, Member
Texas Council on Family Violence, Member
American Bar Association Affiliated Professional Dispute Resolution & Family Law Section, Member
Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Training Committee
Minority, 100% Woman-Owned Business
Mediating Since 2011

Approach

Remote/Weekend/Evening mediation sessions are available. Individual/Private sessions are standard in my practice unless parties wish to mediate in a joint session conference. Sessions can also be held online or by telephone.

Project Mediation Pros’ approach to mediation is to promote an atmosphere that fosters respect, integrity, and collaboration. Each party involved in mediation plays a vital role in the process. Parties should feel that their contribution to the process is heard and considered. Mediation works when parties are provided an opportunity to contribute ideas and trust the process towards a successful agreement. Each case is different and should be handled in a manner that considers the unique details of your situation.

 

Resolve Conflicts the Smart Way with Project Mediation Pros

At Project Mediation Pros, we believe in a proactive and practical approach to mediation. Our method is designed to prevent conflicts before they escalate and to manage crises effectively when they arise.

Our Approach:

  • Early Intervention: We engage early to understand the nuances of each conflict, ensuring a tailored resolution strategy.
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Our mediators facilitate open communication, encouraging parties to find common ground and mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Expert Guidance: With a team of experienced mediators, we provide expert guidance through every step of the mediation process.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: From workplace disputes to family conflicts, we offer solutions that address the root causes and pave the way for lasting agreements.
  • Privacy and Respect: We handle every case with the utmost confidentiality and respect for all involved parties.

Why Choose Us?

  • Award-winning services recognized for excellence in mediation and training.
  • A unique, 3-Step Divorce Process that simplifies and streamlines the resolution.
  • Flat Fee Mediation: Transparent pricing with no hidden costs.
  • Global Reach: Offering services and training worldwide, tailored to local requirements.

Join us at Project Mediation Pros and experience the difference of smart conflict resolution.

 

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Animal
  • Art
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Jewelry
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Typical fees begin at $200/hour

Half Day-$800

Full Day-$1,600

Divorce Mediation starting at $1,500

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Awards

  • 2018 Best of San Antonio Outstanding Mediation Services
  • 2018 Best of San Antonio Outstanding Mediation Training
  • 2022 Expertise Top Arbitrators and Mediators in San Antonio
  • 2023 Expertise Top Arbitrators and Mediators in San Antonio
  • 2024 Expertise Top Arbitrators and Mediators in San Antonio

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • TAM - Texas Assoc. of Mediators
  • ADRC - ADR Center
  • AFM AP - ACR Acad. Family Mediators AP
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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