Nancy E. Hudgins

I look forward to helping you resolve your conflicts.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978
Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, History and Political Science, 1975

Mediation Training

  • “Into the Heart of Conflict: Mastery for Mediators” (Kenneth Cloke)
    Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Program on Negotiation
    Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • “Mediator Intensive Training” (Gary Friedman, Claudia Viera, Maria Ramos-Chertok)
    Center for Mediation in Law
    Mill Valley, CA
  • “Divorce Mediation” (Nancy Foster, Jessica Notini)
    Northern California Mediation Center
    San Rafael, CA
  • “Advanced Mediation Training” (Gary Freidman, Norman Fischer)
    Center for Mediation in Law
    Mill Valley, CA
  • More than 300 hours of mediation training

Mediation Panels and Professional Activities

Mediator, Alameda County Courts
Mediator, Contra Costa County Courts
Mediator, Marin County Courts
Mediator, Sonoma County Courts
Settlement Officer, San Francisco Courts

Mediator, Conflict Resolution Program
Mediator, California Department of Insurance
Mediator, California Medicare Mediation Panel
Mediator, San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints
President (2009), Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California
Treasurer (2008, 2010) Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California
Court-appointed Arbitrator, San Francisco Consolidated Courts, 1987-present

Teaching Appointments

 Visiting Professor (Mediation), South-West University School of Law, Bulgaria, Spring 2010
 Visiting Professor (Mediation and Negotiation), National University of Mongolia School of Law, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2011            Visiting Professor (Mediation), Debrecen University, Debrecen, Hungary, Fall 2013


2008 ”Winning” at Mediation: A Blueprint for Preparation
2009 ”Winning” at Mediation: Reflections on Persuasion
2011 ”Winning” at Mediation: Top Ten Basic Mediation Strategies
2011 ”Winning” at Mediation: 7 Mistakes Really Good Negotiators Make

2013  Successfuly Navigating Divorce Mediation

Civic Activities

Member, Board of Directors, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 1980's
Member, Board of Directors, Rose Resnick Center for the Blind & Handicapped, 1980's
Volunteer, San Francisco Unified School District (Principal-for-a-Day and Adopt-A-School Program), 1990's
Member, Board of Directors, American Correctional Health Services Association, 2000's
Recipient, ACHSA Distinguished Service Award, 2005
Participant and Fundraiser, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, 26.2 miles, 2003-2014
Member, Board of Directors, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 2011-2012

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of California
Napa County Bar Association (Secretary 2015)
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating

Life Beyond Mediation

I enjoy soccer (watching), tennis, squash, golf, sailing, hiking and parenting (not necessarily in that order). If there were enough hours in the day I would write children’s books and trek the Himalayas.

Critic’s Corner

Mediation movie picks:

Milagro Beanfield Wars
The Negotiator
Hotel Rwanda

Mediation book picks:

Kenneth Cloke, Mediating Dangerously
David Hoffman and Daniel Bolling, eds, Bringing Peace Into the Room
Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro, Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

Negotiation book picks:

Stuart Diamond, Getting More
Deepak Malhotra and Max Bazerman, Negotiation Genius

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