Mediator's Profile

Daco-Auffenorde Mediator

Daco Auffenorde

Business Name: DSA Mediation

Daco Auffenorde is a published author and attorney. Daco is skilled at personal injury litigation, public speaking, writing, and literature. She is a strong media and communication professional who along with her J.D., has a Master’s Degree  in Administrative Science from The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

At DSA Mediation, she believes in the uniqueness of each case and the individuals she serves. Recognizing the diverse interests of the disputing parties, she emphasizes the importance of finding tailored solutions to the most complex problem.

Her facilitative approach empowers parties to make their own decisions in a structured process that respects all participants, ensuring their voices are heard. Because some cases benefit from a more hands-on, evaluative process, her mediation style is adaptable to the preferences of the parties. With years of legal experience representing clients in claims, lawsuits, and appeals, she provides a nuanced evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of respective legal positions.

Daco’s dedication as a neutral lies in her passion for helping parties resolve disputes and avoid the economic and emotional costs of litigation.

Areas of focus

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Workplace
  • Entertainment
  • Business / Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Appellate Mediation


  • Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, J.D.
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Masters of Administrative Science and a Bachelor of Arts
  • Studied law internationally in Germany, England, and Canada


  • Registered Mediator with the Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution
  • Registered Mediator with the Alabama Judicial System, Appellate Mediation Office
  • Member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Member of the Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member of the Alabama State Bar
  • Member of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar

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