Rob is an approved Domestic Mentor, authorized to train new mediators and prepare them to join the Utah Courts Domestic Roster. Rob enjoys discussing the principles of mediation and helping each new mediator find their specific style and voice.

How to Apply

Send an email to with the following information:

- Your name
- Your professional background
- Where and when you completed your basic training
- Where and when you completed your domestic training
- How would you describe your mediation style?
    • Mostly Facilitative
    • Mostly Evaluative
    • A blend
    • I’m not sure!


What happens after I email Rob about mentoring?

Rob will contact you to set up a 30-minute Zoom call. The purpose of the call is to get to know you, see if he is a good fit for you as a mentor, and answer any questions.

Is there a fee for mentoring?

Yes. Like most Domestic Mentors, Rob charges a fee for the mentoring process. There is an initial flat fee of $1,500 that covers onboarding, paperwork, shadowing two mediations, and co-mediating two sessions. For the final two sessions, in which the mentee runs the mediation and Rob observes, the Mentee pays Rob his standard hourly rate for any time spent.

Is business coaching included?

Yes. As part of the mentoring experience, Rob will give you tailored advice on how to build your mediation practice. See the video at the bottom of the page for a brief overview.

How long does mentoring take?

Rob endeavors to help mentees complete their two observations and two co-mediations within two months of signing on. For the final two mediations, in which the mentee mediates and Rob observes, the mentee must arrange the mediations. Because the final step is in the mentee’s hands, the timeline becomes open ended at that point. Rob will, however, attempt to connect the mentee with pro-bono mediation opportunities to make this step easier.

Does Rob provide personalized feedback?

Yes. Rob is passionate about helping new mediators find their voice. As part of every mediation session, Rob and the mentee will talk one-on-one about the experience, share observations, brainstorm, reflect, and identify opportunities for strengthening and improvement.

What is Rob’s mediation style?

Rob uses a blend of facilitative, evaluative, and sometimes transformative mediation styles. He is firm believer that each case is unique and requires a different approach, and that mediators should strive to adapt to their circumstances.

Rob’s Training and Background

Rob completed his basic and domestic mediation training at the S.J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah), where he was also a member of the school’s competition negotiation & mediation team. He has been mentored by some of Utah’s top family law mediators and continues to collaborate with mediators and other family professionals across disciplines. In 2022, he was added to the Utah Courts' list of Master Mediators. He is an active member of the AFCC and the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution.

Video: How to Build a Mediation Practice

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