“An excellent mediator. . . he listened impeccably well and demonstrated genuine caring for us.”

“Totally focused and attentive to us. . .”

“You made the process much easier and helped reduce the stress. . . I’m grateful.”

“Words cannot fully express my gratitude I felt heard for the first time and a sense of empowerment I lost years ago. And I know my ex and his lawyer also felt great about what you did.” – A few comments from Dan Simon’s family mediation clients.

I’ve mediated and trained mediators since 1998. I’ll help you have a high quality conversation about whatever you disagree about or are uncertain about. You’ll never feel pressured by me, but only supported in making the best possible decisions, based on what you want. My credentials for this sort of work are among the best in the world. You’re always welcome to call me to talk about your situation.

I received my law degree, cum laude, and my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I earned my B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley. Although I am licensed to practice law in Minnesota, I prefer to practice mediation exclusively. Before creating Simon Mediation, I worked as a business litigation attorney and as a family business consultant. Throughout my career, I have sought better ways to intervene in cases of highly emotional conflict, as well as cases that are all about money.

I am a past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Section. Also, I am a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ADR Ethics Board (which is responsible for upholding ethical standards of ADR providers). I’m a member of the Board of Directors and also a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. I have the highest possible rating (AV – Preeminent) from Martindale Hubbell and the highest possible rating (10.0 – Superb) on”

You can see a chapter I wrote on divorce mediation here:


Address: 11620 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: (612) 824-8988




Main office in L.A. County; able to travel for a reasonable fee

Also licensed to practice law in Minnesota

“Qualified Neutral” on the Minnesota Supreme Court Roster

Certified Transformative Mediator, International, by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT)


J.D., cum laude, Minnesota

MA, Counseling Psychology, Minnesota

BA, with Honors, UC: Berkeley

Mediation/Collaborative Law Training

Hundreds of hours attending training and delivering training, including having taught 40-Hour Family Mediation Training over 30 times including as Adjunct Faculty for Hofstra University and University of North Dakota Law Schools.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chapter published in Transformative Mediation, A Sourcebook, ACR & ISCT, 2010.

Presentations on Transformative Mediation at conferences of ACR, ISCT,

Minnesota State Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Honors and Awards

AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

10.0 Rating at

Professional Activity

Former Chair, ADR Section of the Minnesota Bar Association.

Member Minnesota Bar Association Family Law and ADR Sections.