About Nancy Highness > Professional Background

Professional Background


65+ family dissolution/parenting plan mediation 300+ Business/Commercial Mediation 100+ Employment/Workplace Related Mediaiton 65+ Family dissolutions/parenting plan mediations (no longer practicing in the family mediation area) 8 hours EEO update Continuing Education required yearly.

Approach to Mediation

Primarily facilitative. I believe it is the parties dispute and to begin to assert my own values, opinions, or beliefs is to turn the mediation into a settlement conference where their personal or emotional issues are diminished or ignored completely in favor of a settlement that I orchestrate.


I bill on an hourly, half-day or full-day basis. Fees generally split by the parties. Administrative fees are billed when appropriate. This is always discussed up front. The final invoice is always based on time, so if a client has booked a full day mediation and we finish in 6 hours 45 minutes, that is the time the client will be billed for, not 8 hours.

Other Information

I have been the Co-Chair for the WSBA ADR Section Northwest Annual ADR Conference for 8 years. I was one of three Program Co-Chairs for the April 2008 ABA DR National Conference in Seattle, WA.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (5 mediated)
  • Business (200 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (200 mediated)
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Community (75 mediated)
  • Contracts (100 mediated)
  • Education (25 mediated)
  • EEOC (75 mediated)
  • Employment (100 mediated)
  • General (200 mediated)
  • Health Care
  • Labor - Management (10 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (100 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (200 mediated)
  • Organizational (50 mediated)
  • Partnership (25 mediated)
  • Postal Service (75 mediated)
  • Securities
  • Work Place (100 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Online Mediator
  • Facilitator
Phone:  206-399-1805

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