Virginia's Judicial System

Circuit Court Mediator Eligibility List for Circuit 26

The following is a list of circuit court certified mediators eligible to accept cases referred by the circuit court to a dispute resolution orientation session. Each mediator has indicated a willingness to serve as a mediator in this circuit. From this list, you may click on a mediator's name or an organization's website to be linked to additional information that may assist you in your decision.

If the case is a family case, parties must choose a circuit court-family certified mediator. If the case is a civil (non-family) case, parties must choose a circuit court-civil certified mediator. (Parties should consider the mediators' mediation fees before selecting the mediator to conduct the free orientation session, as parties often choose to proceed to mediation with the same mediator.) Be sure to review the Circuit Court Mediation Program Procedures for important instructions.

Ms. Jane DeSimone Dittmar,
Positive Solutions Group, LLC; De Simone LLC
Circuit Court-Civil certified
Address: P.O. Box 277
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 960-8848

Ms. Theresa M. Merkel, ++
Mediation Center of Winchester, Inc.
Circuit Court-Civil certified
Circuit Court-Family certified
City of Winchester; Counties of Frederick, Clarke,Warren, Shenandoah
Address: 784 Johnston Court
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 664-1266

Ms. Jennifer R. Orenic,
Circuit Court-Family certified
Address: 2220 Jewell Hollow Road
Luray, VA 22835-5743
(540) 743-7943
Fax: (540) 743-7943

Positive Solutions Group, LLC
Circuit Court-Civil certified
Circuit Court-Family certified
Address: 700 East High Street
Charlottersville, VA 22902
Fax: 434-293-3630

Ms. Diane Griffin Shook, JD, ++
Relational Constructs, LLC
Circuit Court-Family certified
Clarke, Winchester and Frederick
Address: P.O. Box 2550
Purcellville, VA 20134
(301) 529-2142

The McCammon Group
Circuit Court-Civil certified
Circuit Court-Family certified
Address: 6641 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Fax: 8043430923

++ For cases involving only custody, visitation and/or support, Virginia Code §20-124.4 provides for mediation services free of charge to the parties. This mediator is willing to conduct such mediations and will receive Supreme Court payment of $100. (Parties can choose to pay for mediation instead of using the free service.)