Nancy J. Highness is the owner of Mediation First, LLC and has been a private practice mediator since 1996. Her mediation practice includes employment, workplace, civil cases, consumer and small business mediations. In addition to her mediation services, she serves as an independent contractor conducting EEO fact finding investigations within several Federal agencies. Ms. Highness also provides negotiation training and facilitation services.
Ms. Highness is an approved arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly NASD). She has served as a Board Member of the Washington Mediation Association and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. She mediates for the King County Interlocal Conflict Resolution Group and the Seattle Federal Executive Board.
She has been the co-chair of the annual Northwest Annual Dispute Resolution Conference for approximately 10 years and most recently served as one of the Program Chairs for the 2008 and 2015 American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference.