Cynthia O'Conner

O'Conner & Associates
3016 Cedarwood Lane
Falls Church, VA 22042

Professional Work History:

Ten years legal and legislative experience working the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government and state and local governments. Within the past eight years mediation has become my full time career. I have mediated over 300 public/court and private cases. Facilitated public policy and private group discussions and meetings.

Dispute Resolution Experience

I have over 12 years of mediation experience: workplace and employment disputes, commercial and small business; special needs and disabled worker; natural resources, referred court cases; complex and multiparty mediations. Some of these mediations involved hundreds and tens of thousands of dollars. Traveled in-state and out of state for mediation sessions. I am on various federal mediation rosters. Mediated over 300 cases. Presently, a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Court Mediator Mentor and a mediation trainer.

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

Employment Law Mediator Training, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Cornell University

Other Dispute Resolution Training

I have taken over 200 hours of dispute resolution training from state bar associations, American Bar Association, professional mediator associations, federal government, academic institutions, private organizations and from several state judicial entities.

Professional Associations

The United States Supreme Court Bar
Maryland Bar Association
The District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association
ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member
Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member
Virginia Mediation Network (VMA)
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)


Juris Doctorate, Washburn University, School of Law,Topeka, Kansas
Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee


Upon request.

Fee Policy

Negotiable hourly and total day (8 hour) rates. Will mediate longer than 8 hours per day if warranted. Do not charge for travel time, only for reimbursement of travel related expenses.