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                            Bridging Conflict with

        Integrity                  Skill                 Compassion


   Diane Johnson chooses to focus solely on mediation,  a      process well suited to families experiencing reorganization.    She demonstrates her enduring commitment to family         issues through extensive professional and community    activities.     


Mrs. Johnson's educational experiences provide an excellent foundation for her chosen career as a mediator.

  • Bachelor of Art summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.      Majors -- Psychology and Speech Communication
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Minnesota Law School


Diane pursued rigorous mediation training in divorce, family, and general mediation skills through Northwestern University.  Additionally, she completed intensive training in ...

Reflective listening and compassionate support through the Stephen Ministry Program.

        Facilitation of group discussion through both Motorola University and the         Illinois Association of School Boards.

                 Negotiation by Interest Based Bargaining through the Federal                   Mediation and Conciliation Service.      


The past 17 years, Mrs. Johnson has devoted her time and talents to ensuring educational excellence for thousands of students.  As the President of the District 47 School Board, for over a decade Diane has been a valuable liaison to the residents of District 47, community organizations, and local municipalities.


Mrs. Johnson practices exclusively as a mediator.  She has mediated a number of cases and is an approved family court mediator with the 22nd Judical District Circuit Court of McHenry County. In addition, she holds the following Professional Memberships:

  • Mediation Council of Illinois (sits on Board of Directors)
  • Association of Conflict Resolution (Chicago)
  • Association of Conflict Resolution (National organization)
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 8th Judicial District (MN) Bar Association
  • Women in Management (McHenry County)
  • Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce



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