Michael Aurit helps aspiring and experienced mediators reach their greatest potential. He is a nationally respected professional mediator, prominent mediation trainer, and inspiring thought leader. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona, he has helped thousands of people resolve their divorce and child custody issues in a healthier way.
Michael teaches mediation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. He served as President of The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) from 2019 to 2021, where he provided future-focused leadership through the pandemic and championed the embrace of online mediation. He currently serves as Ethics Chair of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators.
Michael provides mediation training and private mediation business coaching as Director and Co-Founder of The National Mediation Training Institute (NMTI), an online training center of excellence based on the belief that becoming a master mediator doesn’t have to take a lifetime. NMTI takes a strengths-based approach rooted in core values and beliefs, highly focused techniques, and artful strategies to develop masterful mediators.
In collaboration with Mediate.com, Michael and Karen Aurit host and produce, Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit, a live, monthly, leading-edge podcast where the world’s most renowned mediators discuss the magic of mediation.
Michael earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Pepperdine University School of Law and Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution (MDR) from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He sang his way through his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree at The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee College.
Michael lives in Phoenix, Arizona with the loves of his life, his wife Karen and their daughters, Daniella and Eliana.
To learn more visit www.AuritMediation.com or call 480-999-7399
Pepperdine School of Law, J.D.
The Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law, M.D.R.
The Boston Conservatory, B.F.A.