Hon. Patricia A. Gray, (Ret)
Just Resolutions Group

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Saint Helena, CA 94574
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Contact Hon. Patricia A Gray, (Ret)

Description of Practice

Mediation with Judge Gray provides a venue to explore disputed issues and create solutions that are interest based, possibly transformative, and most importantly, decided by the parties in a safe, affordable and efficient alternative to litigation. Call (707) 539-2825 for a 30 minute consultation at no cost to you.

Professional Background

Judge Gray retired from the bench in 2001 and became a professionally trained mediator. In 2015 she completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute for the sole purpose of becoming a better-informed dispute resolution professional. She has been mediating civil, family law divorce, business, and government/court disputes for over 15 years in private practice and as a community dispute resolution volunteer. Her experience includes service to culturally diverse populations and the LGBT community. Judge Gray a is an experienced consent decree monitor and mediator in Federal court class action disputes and available for consultation or Special Master/Deputy appointment.

Experience

Judge Gray has been mediating civil, family law divorce, business, and government/court disputes in her community for fee, and providing pro bono dispute resolution services for over 16 years. Her experience includes service to culturally diverse populations and the LGBT community. Judge Gray has served as a consent decree monitor and mediator in Federal court class action disputes and is available for consultation or Special Master/Deputy appointment.

Degrees

BA in Administrative and Legal Process, Emphasis in Law, Mills College 1981; Doctorate in Law, University of San Francisco, School of Law, 1984; Masters in Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2010; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2015.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2000    Pepperdine University    Mediation Training
2001-02    Gray Friedman    Advanced Mediation Training
2002    Steven Rosenberg    Mediation Training
2003    Sonoma County Bar Assoc.     Collaborative Divorce ADR Training

Approach

Judge Gray strives to reach agreement through exploration of the conflict that divides the parties. She is adept in facilitating communication that explores solutions that are interest based, transformative, and most importantly, decided by the parties, not the court after a protracted legal process that can take years. As a bonus, through the mediation process, the mediation clients develop conflict resolution skills that are useful in all aspects of life, including resolving issues that arise relevant to the current subject matter once mediation is completed. Judge Gray is available to discuss your dispute and answer questions about the mediation process and schedule an appointment.

Fees

Budgeting time and expense is important to our clients and is taken seriously. For that reason, your sessions will be run effectively and efficiently. Fees depend on the number of parties and can be decided on income in some circumstances. Generally, the parties meet from 3 to 8 times, depending on the issues and level of discourse. The standard rate is generally $500 per hour for a family group or divorce mediation. Judge Gray is available for email and telephone consultation between mediation sessions at no extra cost. In addition, your fees include assistance with filing forms with the court, orders signed by a judge, and written agreements once the matter is resolved. Judge Gray accepts credit cards.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Construction
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBT
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Harrassment

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator