Mediation is a method of conflict resolution that provides an alternative to costly litigation in a wide range of circumstances: Divorce, Child Support, Parenting Time/Custody, Family/Elder Disputes, Workplace Matters, Business Disputes, Neighbor/Neighbor and other Civil Litigation.
These are processes by which parties involved in a dispute, whether or not an action has been filed in court, agree to enter into one or more settlement discussions with a trained, professional, neutral facilitator in order to resolve their dispute. Mediation is designed to allow the parties to maintain control of the decision-making process. The parties conduct their negotiations in a safe climate where all concerns, interests, ideas and information can be shared.
Toni brings 30 years of combined professional experience as a civil litigation and employment lawyer, human resources/corporate executive and alternative dispute resolution practitioner to her current mediation practice. After years of witnessing the high cost and mostly adverse impact of prolonged litigation on those involved, Toni shifted her focus to mediation in order to provide parties with a safe, professional and positive environment to take control of their own futures and resolve conflict. Toni believes that anyone involved in conflict can benefit from a skilled mediator’s guidance through a process designed to result in a more custom tailored and cost effective result for all.
Along with her formal mediation training, Toni brings a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from representing both corporate and individual clients, problem solving as an executive in a Fortune 500 company, and mediating countless cases. It is this background that makes her exceptionally qualified to partner with you towards the resolution of your dispute.
Toni is a graduate, with honors, of Stanford University (B.S. Economics) and of Boalt Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley (J.D.). She clerked for the Honorable Justice Broussard of the California Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Leadership Development program. She received the 2013 and 2014 Divorce and Parenting Mediator of the Year Award and the 2015 Workplace mediator of the year award from Jefferson County Mediation Services . Toni is a Professional Member of the Mediation Association of Colorado. Toni also coaches participants of Basic and Advanced Mediation courses. She is a member of the Colorado and California State Bar Associations.
Toni is trained and experienced in divorce/separation, workplace and general litigation/commercial matters. She currently mediates matters in Denver, Boulder and Jefferson Counties in Colorado.
Mediation is a party centered process that focuses on the needs and interests of people in conflict. The mediator's role is to facilitate the parties communication and assist them in resolving their conflict.
Helps guide a group process, reflecting the comments of the participants to ensure that all viewpoints are heard and understood. Helps achieve closure and consensus through a variety of techniques, including brainstorming and creative problem solving.
A trained coach works one on one with a client who wants to address a specific conflict with another person or persons. The coach uses a defined set of skills to empower the client to productively resolve the conflict.
"Toni is a talented, curious and creative mediator. I am impressed with her sensitivity and ability to ask questions that open people to settlement possibilities that they might not have previously considered. Highly ethical and skilled, Toni is definitely on my short list for mediator referrals." Christine A. Coates, JD, Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional.
"I highly recommend Toni Ozeroff as an experienced and highly-skilled attorney-mediator. I have had the good fortune to work with Toni as a co-mediator and to observe and coach mediation classes with her. She has a gift for helping parties articulate their needs in such a way that they become the foundation upon which agreements are crafted. Toni has a unique ability to hone in on the critical issues while tapping the parties’ creativity to guide them to their own solutions." Matthew Jarvinen, Attorney-Mediator, Labor Arbitrator.
"I have known Antonia for nine years and I am
certain that she is one of the finest mediators in Colorado.
Antonia approaches mediation in a very strategic, thoughtful,
conscientious, and analytical manner. Her background as an
employment lawyer in both the corporate and small business arena
enables her to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to
parties involved in a wide array of disputes. She is smart,
thorough, open-minded and optimistic. Numerous times, I have
observed her ability to quickly establish credibility with people
from all walks of life. She is extremely respectful of her clients
as well as her peers. She maintains a high level of professionalism
and impartiality. I am very honored that Antonia is my colleague. I
continue to learn from observing and interacting with her."
Judy Mares-Dixon, Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional and Trainer.