The IMI Biennial Survey is now open! We appreciate your participation - it takes approx 8 minutes to complete. Take Survey Now

Peggy Barnes

This user account status is Approved

This user has not added any information to their profile yet.

United States - CA
Mediation Profile

Current Position:

Conquering Conflicts - Principal, Private Practice Mediator

US Postal Service - Contract Mediator

IRS Appeals Court - Panel Mediator

Centinela Youth Services - Mediator

LA County Bar Association - Fee Dispute Panel Arbitrator

EEOC - Volunteer Mediator

Western Justice Center - Facilitator/Trainer/Coach


Background: Peggy Barnes has been mediating since 2005. She comes from a background in Social Welfare and Human Rights. She brings to the mediation table extensive experience in helping people resolve problems and conflicts. She has worked in or with hospitals, schools, courts, a prison, and programs dealing with disaster crises, drugs, illiteracy and elder issues. Her activities have been both domestic and international. The President of the United States gave her an award for Lifetime Contributions to the Community & the Nation. Her understanding of and respect for all types of people makes her uniquely qualified to be a mediator.

Has mediated with parties both with and without legal representation.

Has mediated both in person and if necessary by telephone conference call.

Has mediated at the LA County Department of Consumer Affairs, (USPS) United States Postal Service, EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), Centinela Youth Services and in private practice.

Has mediated the following types of mediation:

* Employment: Wrongful Demotion & Termination, Discrimination due to Race/Age/Color/Sex/ Religion/Disability/National Origin, Retaliation, Hostile Environment, Hours & Wages Infractions,Lack of Disability Accommodation, Unfair Treatment

* Real Estate: Nonperformance of Sales Contract, Nondisclosure of Building Illegalities, HOA, Landlord Tenant - Deposit Return, Erroneous Loss of Housing Subsidy

* Construction: Remodel Abandonment, Contract Nonperformance, Defective Workmanship, Defect or Damage from Excavation, Building Construction & Landscaping, Work Delays, Overcharges 

*Automotive: Lemon Law Violations, Auto Theft at Repair Shop, Double Billing

* Banking & Finance: Collections, Check Cashing Facility Overcharges, Credit Card Disputes * Consumer: False Advertising, Fraud, Nondelivery or Wrong Delivery of Product, Defective Product or Service, Trauma Cleanup Improprieties, Billing Disputes

* Family/Community: Child Parent Conflict, School Children Disputes, Social Relationship Upset, Neighbor Disputes - Barking Dogs, Damage from Trees

Peggy Barnes is knowledgeable of different mediation styles such as Facilitative, Transformative and Evaluative and uses them as needed in the mediation. She mainly uses a facilitative approach to guide the parties into communication and collaboration. She works diligently to get the parties to design their own agreement but when necessary she is also willing to craft and offer a possible resolution. She has a very common sense approach to mediation.
Automotive Banking & Finance Construction Consumer Fraud Employment IRS Appeals Court - Qualified in 50 states Landlord Tenant Product Liability Real Estate Small Claims Trauma Cleanup Travel United States Postal Service - Qualified in 50 states Victim Offender Areas of Specialized Knowledge & Experience: Health, Nutrition, Massage, Alternative Health Aging Issues Real Estate, Disaster Housing, Ecological Building Non-profit Organizations, Human Rights, Civil Rights Acting, Production Companies Interest in working together with a team of mediators on International Conflict Resolution. Willing to co-mediate. Willing to travel anywhere.

$250/hour or $400/hour if co-mediated (Fee is split between mediators.) There is a 3 hour minimum. Time may include phone calls, research, mediation session, administrative paperwork. The fee is usually split between the parties. For minor matters where neither party is legally represented the fee is negotiable. For any mediations done outside of Southern California travel expenses will be charged. Travel time is not charged.

Southern California Mediation Association
International Mediation Institute
On Board of Directors New Era Seniors International 10 years
Named International Mediator for Africa Network for Peace & Justice
Active in Human Rights Advocacy activities in U. S. & India
Recipient of Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Nation & Community from President of the United States

Available upon request

Training and Education

B.S. from the University of Nebraska 
Masters in Social Work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 

Conflict Resolution Training: 
Basic Mediation
LA County Department of Consumer Affairs Apprenticeship
US Postal Service Mediation Training
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ADR Training
Centinela Youth Services Family & Victim Offender Training
LACounty Bar Association Fee Dispute Arbitration Training
Western Justice Center Community Facilitations, Mediator Trainer & Coach Training
Numerous seminars and workshops on various aspects of mediation.

Western Justice Center - Peer Mediation Trainer/Coach


IMI Code of Professional Conduct

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process

Lloyd's of London through Complete Equity Markets $100,000 per claim $300,000 total

Peggy Barnes
Conquering Conflicts
4441 Cloud Ave., #742
La Crescenta
United States
Diversity data (optional - not publicly visible)