Linda M. Mealey-Lohmann
Linda Mealey-Lohmann is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and has her own ADR business, Mealey-Lohmann Mediation and Dispute Resolution Services, focusing primarily on mediating workplace and employment law disputes. In addition, she serves as a contract mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (since 2004) and the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS Transformative Mediation Program (since 2007). She has mediated approximately 300 disputes (as of Fall 2010), including employment-related and discrimination law matters, commercial matters, debt collection, landlord/tenant, business breach of contract, construction, and other commercial disputes. She is a frequent volunteer mediator for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Washington County Conciliation Court, Ramsey County Conciliation Court through the Dispute Resolution Center, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, and the Better Business Bureau.
At the same time, she is an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law (since 2005) where she teaches the Rule 114 Alternative Dispute Resolution course (which includes negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and hybrid dispute resolution processes) and previously taught the Advanced Mediation Skills course and WRAP Legal Writing course.
She is the co-author of the new MN CLE book, "The Minnesota ADR Handbook: A Guide to Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes for Advocates and Neutrals" (April 2011) and is a frequent presenter at MN CLEs on ADR topics, including â€œHow to Think Outside of the Box When Resolving Your Next Employment Law Dispute,â€ at the Annual Employment Law Institute in May 2011. She serves on the governing council of the MSBA ADR Section (since 2005) and of the MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section (2007-2011).Prior to her work as a mediator, she counseled and represented clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation on a wide variety of discrimination and employment-related issues at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles and then Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.
She has a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has lived in and traveled extensively to China for over thirty years. She actively serves on the board of two China-related non-profits, as Vice President of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association-Minnesota and as Founding Director of the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society.