James DiRenzo
Upper Valley Mediation

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29 School Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
603 667 1700

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Description of Practice

Upper Valley Mediation (Uppervalleymediation.com) is a full service family mediation and conflict resolution practice. We provide our services to clients from both New Hampshire and Vermont. Upper Valley Mediation provides private and court-ordered divorce and family mediation. Located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, we offer these services to married couples, domestic partners and couples who have entered into a civil union. We provide family mediation services that adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity and fairness. Our goal is to facilitate discussion with the goal of developing an equitable settlement that meets shared interests, individual interests and family needs. We strive to produce comprehensive and durable settlements in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In addition to our office in Lebanon NH we are able to other locations to mediate if that is the preference of the parties involved.


James DiRenzo has completed all course-work and internship training required to become a Certified Family Mediator in New Hampshire. Separate from his qualifications as a mediator, Jim has a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in genetics.


My approach to conflict resolution is to facilitate discussion between parties and to guide or redirect that discussion when necessary. I begin by trying to understand the positions each party has adopted in advance of mediation. Once I understand those I begin mediation by attempting to identify shared or common interests that can be addressed and agreed upon. Helping clients find common ground on shared interests such as children often lays the ground work for addressing individual interests. As a mediator my goal is to help parties avoid protracted and costly litigation and I try to encourage compromise with that goal in mind.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator