Martin Kranitz, MA.

Education & Training:  B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland, M.A. Psychology, Towson State College, Harvard Law School - Mediation Training Program, over 750 hours of mediation training received including Basic, Advanced, Family, Divorce, Elder, ADA employment, CINA/TPR. 1200 hours of mediation training given, including Basic, Divorce, Advanced, Elder, Real Estate.

Background:  Trained as a divorce mediator in 1980 by O.J. Coogler (considered the father of divorce mediation, one of the first two custody mediators for A.A Circuit Court. Helped establish Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, Director-National Center for Mediation Education, Director - National Institute for Conflict Resolution, First president of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, Author- "Getting Apart Together" , and "Starting your own mediation Practice: a workbook". National presenter and trainer. Adjunct instructor- University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore School of Social Work. Guest lecturer University of Baltimore - Law School.

Affiliations:  Mediation Services of Annapolis, Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, Academy of Family Mediators, Association of Conflict Resolution, Commissioner - appointed by Chief Judge Robert Bellís Conflict Resolution Commission, Committee chair on the Mediation Excellence Council, YWCA Women's Program, Charter member Maryland Mediators Guild, Chairperson - Evaluation Committee - Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence. Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County - Parenting and CINA mediation panels, Partner - Vocational Consultants, Director - National Institute for Conflict Resolution, and advisor - Social Security Administration Disability Hearing Preparation.

Mediation Experience :  25 years experience mediating over 1900 cases including separation / divorce ( primarily), employment, ADA, CINA/TPR,  construction, elder mediation and estate planning.

Approach to Mediation:  I use a structured, facilitative approach, in which I help the disputants explore the issues and options, pointing out issues and options they may not be aware of. My approach is to provide a safe, comfortable environment in which to help people talk in a constructive, civilized way to explore issues and if appropriate reach agreement.

Areas of Concentration:  Separation, Divorce, Family, Elder, Estate Planning, ADA, Partnering (and partnership dissolution) mediation.

Contact Information: 
Mediation Services of Annapolis
1160 Spa Rd, 1-B
Annapolis, Md 21403
410 280-8888


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