Professional Details

Oran Kaufman
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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417 West Street
Suite 110
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: 413-256-1207


Description of Practice

Oran Kaufman is an attorney and mediator providing unique mediation services in the areas of divorce, separation, post-divorce, estate disputes and guardianship. Oran is certified by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and is an advanced Practitioner with ACR and APFM.

Professional Background

Oran is owner and founder of Amherst Mediation Services and founder of ConflictWorks. Having practiced family law in the probate courts of Massachusetts since 1989 and practiced as a mediator since 1994, Oran is uniquely qualified to help clients navigate their way to a divorce or settlement family disputes through mediation.


Oran has mediated over 1000 cases in the area of divorce and family law. He is past president of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM), co-chair of Parents and Children in Transition and former board member of the Massachusetts AFCC. He is on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution. He has achieved certification requirements of the MCFM and advanced practitioner status with APFM and ACR. Oran is an adjunct professor at Western New England University School of Law where he currently runs a Mediation Clinic in collaboration with the Hampden County Probate and Family Court.


B.A Washington University in St. Louis J.D. Northeastern University School of Law in Boston ,MA


Oran sees his role in mediation as helping to facilitate a conversation between clients to allow them to arrive at an agreement while providing them with a great deal of information and direction on issues that need to be addressed. A key element in Oran's approach is to allow the parties toretain control of decision making on critical issues. When necessary and with permission of or at request of parties a more directive approach may be used.


$300.00 per hour

Other Information

Oran has lectured and taught numerous workshops on mediation and confict resolution. In addition to mediating family law cases he currently provides training to employees and managers on conflict resolution in the workplace. Oran is also an adjunct professor at Western New England University School of Law where he teaches family mediation and supervises an onsite mediation clinic at the Hampden Probate and Family Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues) (500 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Probate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.