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Ellen Fran Kandell

Ellen Fran Kandell

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Mediation, Family

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About Me

I am passionate about resolving conflict without the aggravation, time and expense of going to Court.  I serve only as a neutral which means I think as a neutral, not as an advocate. But I  am a tenacious advocate for the possibilities of settlement and self determination.  I have resolved hundreds of cases helping families, employees and teams understand the core issues and learn and grow from conflict, whether the context is the workplace, an elder or estate matter or a parenting and family issue.  Moreover, I'm one of eight Maryland mediators featured on a statewide demonstration video of good mediation practice.  Finally, when I'm not mediating you'll find me on the Anacostia RIver rowing.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    20 years, 500 cases
  2. Mediation: 35%
    20 years, 425 cases
  3. Family: 15%
    12 years, 50 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD, 20910




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bronze AwardUS EPA1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
attorney-advisorUnited States Environmental Protection Agency1990 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland Council for Dispute ResolutionPresident2011 - 2013
Montgomery County Bar AssociationADR section co-chair2007 - 2010
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery CountyBoard Member2003 - 2007

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mediation demonstration tapeN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
MedscapePartner Conflicts: Fatal or Solvable?2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Practice Administrators meetingCollaboration @ Work: Turning Conflict into Consensus2011
Conference for Pre-tenure WomenNegotiation Skills2011