MILES E. DAVIES, JD
Denver and Durango
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Juris Doctor, 1996.
Fort Lewis College, Bachelor of Arts, 1988.
Colorado and Federal Bar Admission May 1997
2001 to present – Mediator – Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution. As a contract mediator with the Office of Dispute Resolution I have mediated District and County Court cases that include; Domestic Relations, Employment, Landlord/Tenant, Transactional and Small Claim cases. Additionally, I have mediated and served as a Family Group Facilitator in the truancy reduction program in the Denver Public Schools. I have mediated extensively in Jefferson, Denver, Adams and Boulder District Courts.
2018 to present – Mediator – Colorado Department of Education. As a contract mediator with the Colorado Department of Educaton I have mediated special education disputes involving IDEA complaints between parents, students and Colorado School districts throughout the State.
2001 to present – President, Dispute Resolutions Professionals, LLC. DRP is a full-service ADR and conflict resolution firm offering mediation, arbitration and conflict resolution training. Our areas of expertise include Domestic Relations, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Employment and Employer relations and Public Sector conflict. We also provide Court approved co-parenting classes for divorcing and never-married parents in the 1st, 17th and 18th Judicial Districts.
2005 to 2018 – Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado at Denver, The Center for New Directions in Public Policy. NDPP at the University of Colorado at Denver offers a Masters Degree in Political Science for traditional, non-traditional, and adult learners. My course, Conflict Resolution and Public Consent Building, is specifically focused on the resolution of disputes arising between government agencies and the public.
2001-2003 – Volunteer Mediator, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Denver. As a volunteer mediator for the EEOC, I mediated internal employment disputes in situations where staff mediators had conflicts of interest. These disputes included situations involving administrative law judges, staff attorneys, and administrative staff.
1997- 2001 – Volunteer Mediator, Jefferson County Mediation Services. JCMS provides free mediation services to low income individuals. Cases included, domestic relations, neighbor disputes, small claims, evictions, and code violations.
1997 to 2001 – Attorney. Private practice in the areas of domestic relations and criminal defense.
Former co-chair of the Denver Bar Association ADR Committee
Co-founder Denver County Court Mediation Program – Providing free mediation services for small claims and county court cases
Previous member of the organizing committee for the Colorado State-wide Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference
“Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law” Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). (2001)
Mediation Training, Colorado Continuing Legal Education. 26hour introductory mediation training for Judges, Lawyers, Paralegals and Lay-people. (2002)
“Mistakes Lawyers Make in Mediation”, Colorado Continuing Legal Education seminar. (2003)
“Play Theory” An introduction to Improvisation and ADR. Annual Meeting, Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). (2008)
“Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation” – Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference. Panel member. (2009)
“Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation II”- Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference. Panel member. (2011)
“Games People Play: Ultimatums, Aversions and Invisible Gorillas in Decision-Making” – Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference. (2013)
“The (Mal)Practice of Mediation” How mediators get into trouble – Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference. (2014)
Sharon Sturges, Director – Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution Court Services Unit, State Court Administrator’s Office (720) 625-5955
Cindy Savage, former Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution, Colorado State Judicial Department. (303) 596-4304
Gary Sears, Former City Manager, City of Englewood (Ret.). Former Director, The Center for New Directions in Public Policy University of Colorado at Denver. firstname.lastname@example.org, cell #: (720) 471-2165
- Civil Matters
- Domestic Relations/Civil Unions
- Education/School Related
- Employment Issues
- Family Related
Additional Professional Services
- Online Dispute Resolution