Mediator's Profile

Kathleen Merlo

Business Name: K Merlo Mediation

Ms. Kathleen Merlo has mediated communication and negotiated compromise between industries and lawmakers for 20 years, prior to becoming a professional mediator.  She has worked in various industries but focused primarily on health care, working with all levels of industry leadership in industry and government.

She now serves as a Pre-trial mediator and Parenting Coordinator throughout Maryland and focuses on child access cases in mediation.  In Florida, she is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and can work as a Parenting Coordinator.

Areas of Focus

  • Family
  • Contract
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Consumer Goods


  • Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, Doctor of Law (JD), Health Law
  • American University, Master of Arts (MA), International Law and International Communications
  • Chestnut Hill College. Bachelor of Science (BS), Cognitive Psychology


  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, 2021
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Arbitrator, 2019
  • District Court of Maryland, Mediator, 2019
  • Maryland Parenting Coordinator Frederick County

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National and Maryland Chapters
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Garrett County, Maryland Bar Association

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