Margaret Crowley, Esq. is the owner of Crowley Mediation, a firm providing mediation services for a range of issues from custody to business to eldercare and adult family disputes and training in workplace conflict skills . She is also a partner in Mediator Training Center, which provides training in beginning and advanced mediation, and offers mediator coaching and customized classes. She has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 1991. For over 15 years, Margaret served as a Civil Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County (Reno), Nevada. During that time, she practiced in multiple areas, including labor/employment law, contract law, litigation and administrative law, drug forfeiture, temporary restraining order enforcement and in multiple settings such as mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and state and federal courts. Margaret has extensive training and experience as a mediator, enabling her to use her expertise in conflict resolution to help people define and resolve issues. Margaret has mediated approximately 1,100 cases in a wide variety of areas.
Margaret is an adjunct professor for Boyd School of Law and the National Judicial College. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. Margaret is a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge. Settlement judges are appointed by the Supreme Court based on the Court’s evaluation of their education, training and experience. All settlement judges are required to have a high degree of training and experience in mediation skills.
Margaret served two terms as President of the Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition and two terms as Chair of the State Bar of Nevada Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Both organizations seek to educate the community about alternative dispute resolution options and promote high standards of professionalism for ADR practitioners.
Margaret holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno (B.A. Literature, with distinction) and the University of California, Davis, School of Law (Juris Doctorate).