Deborah Hope Wayne is a collaborative attorney and mediator who dedicates her professional life to helping people resolve conflict without court intervention. She sits on the Board of Directors of the New York State Council for Divorce Mediation and is a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. She is also a former member of the Board of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Ms. Wayne co-developed one of the first law school programs on Collaborative Practice in the United States and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Law at Pace University School of Law where she has taught for the past 7 years.
Deborah attended Bostom University where she received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude, the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, and earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
Ms. Wayne is an experienced mediator and works as a non-coercive, impartial facilitator to help clients resolve disputes and negotiate agreement as an alternative to litigation. Her training in conflict resolution includes the following areas: prenuptial agreements, special education; parent-teen; and LGBTQ advocacy.
Deborah is fluent in French and Spanish.
Deborah has offices in Purchase, New York and in New York City. More information about Deborah can be found on her website: www.deborahwaynelaw.com.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, French
Licensed since 1991
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I can wholeheartedly endorse Deborah. She is passionate about guiding her clients through the divorce process with their dignity intact. Deborah is an experienced mediator and a leader in the collaborative field. She is an extremely smart attorney with excellent interpersonal skills.
Margaretha Gravett Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Deborah Wayne is an experienced and capable attorney as well as a person of outstanding character. I regularly participate with her in peer group discussions about divorce law, mediation techniques, drafting agreements and how best to serve separating and divorcing couples. I have the highest regard for her extensive substantive knowledge of the law as well as her experience and practical skill in assisting her clients achieve their specific goals. She and I belong to the same professional organizations and I can say unreservedly that she practices to the highest of ethical standards in our field.
Kathy Seiden Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Proficiency in French||United Nations||N/A|
|Certificate of Recognition for Pro Bono Domestic Violence Panel||New York State Ninth Judicial District||N/A|
|Certification for Custody and Visitation||Cluster Community Services||N/A|
|Owner||Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Owner||Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq.||2010 - 2015|
|Adjunct Professor||Pace University School of Law||2008 - 2015|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New York State Council for Divorce Mediation||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Academy of Professional Family Mediators||Founding Member||2013 - Present|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals||Member, Board of Directors||2008 - 2014|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|Westchester Women's Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Pace University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Boston University||French Language and Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude||N/A|
|APFM Annual Conference- CLE event||Fear, Revenge & Anger: The Delicate Balance of Mediating Prenups & Postnups||2014|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event||Basic Collaborative Practice Training||2012|
|Collaborative Practice Training NYS OFfice of Court Administration, CLE event||Key Moments in a Collaborative Case: First Contacts with the Client and the Team||2012|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event||Collaborative Practice Multi-Disciplinary Training||2011|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, CLE event||Legal Education and Collaborative Practice||2011|
|Collaborative Practice Training New Rochelle Bar Association, CLE event||Collaborative Practice: The What and the How||2011|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event||Protecting the Family in Divorce: Protecting Family Finances of Families in Transition||2010|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, CLE event||Neutrality and the Financial Professional Advanced Training||2010|
|The Loft||Get In Or Get Out: Protecting Yourself in Relationships||2009|
|Pace University School of Law||The Basics of Collaborative Family Law||2009|
|New York State Bar Association||Reaching Out, Protecting Family Finances of Families in Transition, Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Collaborative Practice||2009|
|Domestic Violence and Collaborative Practice, CLE event||Domestic Violence and Collaborative Practice: the Complexity of Power in Relationships||2009|
|St. John's University, CLE event||Collaborative Practice||2007|
|Pace University School of Law, CLE event||Basic Matrimonial Practice||2007|
|Institute for Senior Action||Conflict Resolution||2007|