Mediator's Profile


Mari Frank

Business Name: Law and Mediation Offices of Mari J. Frank

Mari J. Frank is a California licensed attorney/mediator since 1985 and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Court Mediator who has successfully resolved thousands of disputes. Mari is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP) and  had served for three years as Chair of the State Bar of California Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Legal Services Section.  She presently is a qualified member of the Civil Mediation Panel for the Orange County, California  Superior Court and serves on the Executive Committee of the Orange County Courts Arbitration and Mediation Administration Committee. Mari is a member of the Hillsborough, FL Bar Association ADR committee and a member of the ADR Section of the State Bar of Florida and belongs to the Inn of Courts in Tampa, Florida.

As a law professor. Mari has taught hundreds of law students, and as a certified  MCLE trainer, has taught thousands of attorneys for continuing legal education for the Bar. She has taught negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution at the University of California, Irvine;  Brandman University, and was  an adjunct professor at Western State University School of law for eight years. Additionally, she served as a Board Member of the Orange County, CA Bar Association ADR Section.

Mari has authored the textbook Negotiation Breakthroughs, and dozens of published articles/booklets dealing with conflict resolution. She is also co-author of Steppingstones to Success and Fighting for Love; Turn Conflict into Intimacy, A Couples Guide,as well asthree other privacy books.  Mari is the host of the podcast”  Conflict Healing”


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison,  B.S.
  • Hofstra University, MA
  • Western State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Post Graduate Mediation Training: Pepperdine University, University of California, Davis
  • Post Graduate Negotiation Training,  Harvard Law School


  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Mc George School of Law, Harvard Law School, and Pepperdine Law School, Post Law Negotiation and Mediation Certification
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals; Certified Privacy Professional CIPP US 2006 to present
  • Certified  Seven Step Coach,  Arnoux Goran Certification


  • State Bar of California 1985 to present
  • State Bar of California Certified Trainer, Continuing Education of the Bar 1995 to present;


  • Orange County CA Superior Court Mediator Panel (CA), Qualified Mediator, 2010 to present
  • Orange County CA Superior Court, Civil Mediation Program, Member Judicial Committee, 2010- present;
  • American Arbitration Association, Franchise Mediation and Arbitration, Former Mediation Panel,
  • California State University Fullerton, Saddleback College, CA, Former College Professor,
  • Western State College of Law, University of CA Irvine, Brandman University, College Professor

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