“I would like to commend Barry for a very professional, intelligent and positive handling of my case … his handling of the situation was the very best anyone could expect … thus saving me thousands of dollars in legal fees.” — Joseph C. More Client Comments

Barry Davis, Training other mediators
Barry Davis, Training other mediators

We are here to help divorcing couples get divorced with minimal cost and disruption to their lives.

Barry Davis Biography

Experienced divorce mediator, Barry Davis has been a full-time mediator since 2003 and specializes in working with divorcing couples. His passion for helping couples through this difficult time, his extensive mediation and counseling training (including two advanced degrees) and his fifteen years as a businessperson, equip him to deal with both the practical and the emotional aspects of divorce.

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Resume, Education and Experience

Professional Qualifications

A skilled mediator with over 700 hours of mediation training. Mediated more than 250 cases, including employment, family, personal injury, breach of contract, wrongful death and discrimination with 85% settling in the initial session.

Education

Master of Arts, Conflict Management and Peacemaking Fresno Pacific University, May 2004, GPA 4.0 Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Pepperdine University, December 1995, GPA 3.7 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (emphasis in Economics) University of California, Santa Barbara, June 1989, GPA 3.4

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Mediation Experience and Training

The foundations of Barry’s divorce mediation training are his advanced degrees in Clinical Psychology (Pepperdine) and Conflict Management and Peacemaking (Fresno Pacific University). As part of the Clinical Psychology degree he provided over 500 hrs of counseling to both adults and children and during the Conflict Management and Peacemaking degree, he completed well over 200 hrs of direct mediation training and application and approximately 300 hrs of related training and research. In addition to this, Barry has also completed over 700 hrs of specific mediation training through organizations such as the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Court of Appeal and the Southern California Mediation Association. He has also served as both a judge and mediator at American Bar Association Mediation Competitions and as a mediation coach in USC Law School courses.

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Cross-Cultural Mediation Expertise

Mediator Barry Davis, Training
Mediator Barry Davis, Training

Having traveled to over 30 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as conducting conflict management workshops in cultures as diverse as Thailand and Kenya, Barry has a great appreciation for the diverse perspectives, lifestyles and worldviews inherent in other cultures. He has seen first-hand the value of different viewpoints and approaches when it comes to working with people going through difficult experiences such as divorce. He brings this understanding to every divorce mediation, but especially to those involving individuals with a different cultural background.

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Our Mission Statement

The purpose of Davis Mediation is to help people get through one of the most difficult periods of their life in the most constructive manner possible.

We believe that using a structured, confidential mediation process is the most effective way to address the complex emotional, financial and legal issues inherent in most divorces. And that providing a safe, open environment that emphasizes a productive, cooperative approach where each party’s interests can be heard and addressed creates the greatest opportunity for success.

We are committed to providing high quality facilitation, feedback and guidance in order to empower clients with the knowledge, perspective and process necessary to resolve their issues and move on with their lives.