Carolyn Westberg

Carolyn Westberg, Attorney at Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Carolyn chairs the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.  Carolyn has participated in hundreds of meditations and arbitrations and often serves as a mediator or arbitrator.  Carolyn’s practice is now devoted primarily to commercial, business and employment disputes, including resolving internal management and relationship issues within a business or organizational context. In addition, she assists organizations in setting-up alternative dispute resolution processes that will allow commonly occurring disputes with customers or stakeholders to be resolved in a positive atmosphere. 

Prior to joining the firm, Carolyn helped start the “Real Justice Program” for Fauquier County, Virginia through the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center. This program used innovative techniques to offer first offending youth the opportunity to accept accountability for the consequences of their actions and provide victims with a substantive voice in sentencing alternatives.  She also worked in conjunction with the Peacemakers Ministry, an organization dedicated to resolving disputes through conciliatory avenues such as conflict coaching, mediation and arbitration.  She developed, taught and co-authored a text book and teacher’s guide for On Trial, a law related educational curriculum for high school students which includes the participation of the students in a mock trial held before a sitting Judge in an actual courtroom. Further, she served as a lobbyist and Media Spokesperson, providing legislative policy analysis and extensive research on the Washington State Surrogacy Bill.

Education

Seattle University, School of Law

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Registrations/Licenses

Washington State Bar

Virginia Mediation Certification (inactive)

Virginia Family Court Mediation Certification (inactive)

Real Justice Certification

Victim-Witness Certification

Domestic Violence Certification

Awards

American Jurisprudence Award, Street Law (Teaching Position)

American Jurisprudence Award, Torts

American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law Investigation

American Jurisprudence Award, Adjudicatory Phase

Outstanding Young Women of America, 1986