Mediator's Profile


Amy Coopman

Business Name: Bridge Mediation, LLC

Amy Coopman is a skilled mediator with more than 27 years of state and federal litigation and dispute resolution experience that helps parties build bridges to resolve their disputes. Amy has a track record of national leadership on employment law issues, and has developed a wide range of experience on the insurance and defense side of business and personal injury matters while working for 15 years at a prominent Kansas City law firm representing individuals, businesses and insurance companies in complex  litigation throughout the United States.

Amy’s background also makes her well-suited to mediate challenging education and nonprofit philanthropy disputes. Amy instills trust and confidence in the mediation process, and assists parties in mediating a wide variety of civil disputes, including:

  • Employment
  • Workplace
  • Discrimination
  • Wage and hour
  • Safety and health
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Education
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Partnership disputes

Her mediation philosophy is guided by the Three P’s: Professionalism, Patience, and Persistence. Her words and actions show respect for all parties, representatives and attorneys involved in the mediation.  They trust her, and as a result, trust themselves to achieve favorable outcomes, even when the stakes are high, the matter is complex, and the parties appear unyielding.  Amy is professional, patient and persistent, and these qualities result in a high rate of mediation success.


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts (BA), English, With Highest Distinction, summa cum laude, 1992


  • Qualified Neutral, Missouri S. Ct. R. 17
  • Approved Mediator, Kansas S. Ct. R. 901
  • Approved Outside Mediator, W.D. Mo., D. Kan.
  • Approved FINRA Arbitrator


  • Kansas, state and federal
  • Missouri, state and federal
  • Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Kansas Chapter
  • Association of Missouri Mediators
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Philanthropy Southwest
  • Leadership America, 2020-2021
  • CCC Leadership Program for Women, 2017

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