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  1. Education: 80%
    28 years
  2. Mediation: 20%

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25542 Ranchwood Dr
Farmington Hills, MI, 48335

25542 Ranchwood Dr
Farmington Hills, MI, 48335



MIActive And In Good Standing199308/04/2016
MOInactive voluntarily198701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifWashington University School of Law1987
American Jurisprudence Awards: Contracts and RemediesWashington University School of Law1987
Philip Gallop Award: Real Estate TransactionsWashington University School of Law1987
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Michigan1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and MediatorLaura A. Athens, Attorney and Mediator, PLC1994 - Present
Hearing Officer and MediatorMichigan Rehabilitation Services2002 - 2011
Special Education Hearing OfficerMichigan Department of Education1995 - 2006
Adjunct ProfessorWayne State University Law School1993 - 2003
Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct ProfessorWashington University School Of Law1987 - 1992
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court of Eastern Missouri1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Professional Resolutions Experts of Michigan (PREMi)Associate2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Oakland County Legal NewsOvercoming Reluctance to Engage in Mediation2014
LachesConfidentiality Does not Automatically Extend to Pre-Mediation Resolution Sessions2010
Laches (OCBA)Creating Parameters for Arbitration2009
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyADR in Special Education Matters Benefits Parents and School Districts2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WisconsinSocial WorkMasters of Science in Social Work1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMediating Bullying and Harassment Disputes in the School Setting2014
Wayne RESA Professional Development DayThe School Social Worker’s Role: A Proactive Approach to Special Education Issues2012
Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution InsitituteManaging School-Related Conflicts2011