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Ceecee Paizs, Mediator, Columbia, Maryland.

Ceecee Paizs

The Mediation Center
10015 Old Columbia Road
Suite B-215
Columbia, MD 21046
Tel: (410) 750-6710
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Recognized to Maryland Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee
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  • Practice Commenced: 2000
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2021): 2500
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As a lawyer-mediator, Cecilia “Ceecee” Paizs brings to her mediation sessions her knowledge of the law as well as her experiences in jurisdictions such as Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Washington County and Frederick County. In addition, Ceecee has the experience of having practiced in jurisdictions outside of the State of Maryland. Ceecee joined the Maryland Bar in November of 1980. She was admitted to the Bar in Florida in 1987, and in Virginia in 1992 (where she is currently inactive).

Before starting her own practice in 1999, Ceecee gained valuable experience in real estate, contract, personnel, and domestic law, both in the State of Maryland and in other state court systems. She spent her first six and one half years of mediation working in a co-mediation model with Mike Boyle, a clinical psychologist, as well as mediating on her own. She has volunteered to facilitate cases for the Howard County Circuit Court, as well as the District Court of Maryland for Howard County’s Alternate Dispute Resolution program. Her varied work on staff, in her private practice and volunteer experience gives Ceecee a unique and successful approach to mediation and the collaborative practice of law.

Case Experience

  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Family Businesses


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 1980
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member; ADR Section; Family Law Section – member, ADR committee, 2010 – Present
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Inc.,, Member; Former board member – 2003-2004; Photo Historian – currently, 1996 – Present
  • Howard County Chapter of the WBA of Maryland, Inc. , Board Member; Past president – 2003-2004; Board member – 2000-2009; Photo Historian – currently
  • Maryland State Bar Association, (1980-1984; 1996-present), Member; ADR Section – Current member of Section Council as immediate past president; member of Family Law Section
  • Howard County Bar Association, Member; Former board member – 2003 – 2010; Former Chair and current member, Pro Bono Committee; Former member, ADR Committee; Editor, Barrister, 1996 – 2010
  • Women’s Law Center, Member
  • Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City, Member, 1996- Present; President – 2007-2008; President Elect – 2006-2007; Vocational Lane Director – 2003-2006
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Member since 2002
  • Women’s Bar Foundation of Maryland, Life Sponsor, 2011 – Present
  • James McGill Inns of Court, Member; Two periods of time from 2001 – 2009, with a break in middle
  • Maryland Council of Dispute Resolution, Member
  • Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence, Member until 2015
  • Maryland Partners for Justice Conference Committee, 2015-Present

Rates Information

Rate of mediation:  $400 per hour

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