Matthew Jarvinen

Matthew Jarvinen

Jarvinen Dispute Resolution Services
P.o. Box 544
Evergreen, CO 80437
Phone: 303-618-2245
Cell phone: 303-618-2245

Mediation is the single most cost-effective means to reach mutually beneficial resolutions between disputing parties. Mediation saves time and money, and reduces stress and uncertainty in a confidential process where the participants, assisted by an impartial mediator, retain control of the outcome.

As the Principal of Jarvinen Dispute Resolution Services, I bring a unique blend of passion and insight to identify the underlying causes of conflict to help parties in dispute craft solutions that help them resolve their disputes and move forward. Above all, I honor the principle of self-determination while making it possible for the parties to benefit from the humanizing power of dialogue. To this end, I bring a wealth of experience as a neutral in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor-Management Relations. See,

Qualifications & Experience

B.A. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (1979)
Juris Doctor, George Washington Univ. Law School, Washington, DC (1983)
Admitted to Maryland Bar (1983)
30-year career with Federal Labor Relations Authority (1984-2014) as investigator, litigator, and most recently as Denver Regional Director (2004-2014) responsible for investigation, resolution, and litigation of unfair labor practice and representation cases
Hundreds of training sessions and facilitations with labor-management groups in conflict, including extensive settlement negotiations as a neutral
Volunteer Mediator at Jefferson County Mediation Services (2006-present), mediating over 100 workplace, family, neighbor-neighbor, HOA, landlord-tenant, and small claims disputes. Twice recognized as Mediator of the Year for Workplace Cases and once as Mediator of the Year for Divorce and Parenting Cases
ADR Training: Mutual Gains Negotiating” and “Facilitator Training for Mutual Gains Negotiating,” Cornell University, (1994); “Negotiation Workshop” (2000) and “Mediation Workshop” (2005), Harvard Law School PIL; “Becoming a Labor Arbitrator,” FMCS (2004); “Mediation Workshop,” Mares-Dixon & Associates (2005); “40-Hour Mediation Training Program,” Colorado Bar Association, CLE (2006).

Practice Areas

  • Animal Related Matters
  • Civil Matters
  • Community
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations/Civil Unions
  • Education/School Related
  • Elder Care
  • Employment Issues
  • Family Related
  • HOA/Homeowner
  • Insurance
  • Labor Relations
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Neighbor Related
  • Small Claims
  • Workplace Conflict

Additional Professional Services

  • Facilitator
  • Licensed Attorney