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MEMBER PROFILE: Ellen F. Kandell

Maryland mediator Ellen  Kandell
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Ellen F. Kandell
Alternative Resolutions LLC
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tel: (301) 588-5390
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Calendar Last Updated: 13 Oct 17


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Ellen F. Kandell has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Ms. Ellen Kandell is the President of Alternative Resolutions, LLC. She is passionate about transforming conflict into a positive force for growth and change and has received accolades for her ability to bring diverse groups together to find common ground. After years as a lawyer both defending and prosecuting cases, she now focuses her efforts on settling and preventing disputes using non-confrontational methods, serving solely as a neutral.

Her comprehensive mediation and facilitation experience is built upon a solid foundation of over 30 years of litigation and public policy work in the public and private sectors. In addition, she designed and managed alternative dispute resolution programs for the federal government. This diverse background has enabled her to understand her clients’ issues and help them confront challenges and find solutions suited to their organizational culture.

In 2014 Ms. Kandell became certified by the International Mediation Institute, based on performance feedback from parties and counsel.  Ms. Kandell trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School in 1992, has mediated nearly 900 cases and has arbitrated over 300 moving company cases. She is one of eight Maryland mediators to be featured in a state sponsored mediation demonstration video of effective practice video.

She is an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America’s graduate human resources program and at University of Maryland University College where she teaches conflict management and negotiation.

Ms. Kandell is a noted expert and sought after speaker on conflict resolution and negotiation throughout the United States.


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  • J.D., Temple University School of Law (1982)
  • B.S., University of Maryland (1976)
  • Certificate of Completion, Mediation Workshop, Harvard University Law School (1992)
  • 300 + hours advanced arbitration, mediation and facilitation training


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • Member of the Bar, Maryland; PA and NJ (inactive)
  • Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, Certification Co-Chair, 2016-17; President, 2011-2012
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, past chair Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Conflict Resolution Center Montgomery County, Founding Member


Rates: $425. Travel rate, negotiable, plus costs.
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