Susan Buckley is certified in mediation practice by the Virginia Supreme Court. She also is an attorney licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
In addition to mediating private cases, she serves as a Court-Appointed Mediator in the Loudoun and Fairfax County Courts where she has successfully mediated hundreds of cases. She is certified to mediate in General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and the Circuit Court in Virginia. She also has been certified by the Virginia Supreme Court as a Mediator Mentor, and Susan has mentored several mediators assisting them in their court certifications.
As a former litigator, Susan is all too familiar with the win/lose mentality of litigation where a Judge determines who wins and who loses. Realizing that there has to be a more positive and less stressful way to resolve disputes, Susan became a mediator so she could help clients find mutually acceptable solutions to their problems. “As a mediator, I have assisted so many parties in resolving their conflicts by helping them decide what works best for them. I can offer legal information and ideas based on my experience as a mediator, but mediation is an opportunity for the parties to establish their own way forward. I focus on the parties’ ability to control their outcome, so they can resolve their issues in a more positive and less stressful way saving them time and money compared to other alternatives.”
Susan received her B.B.A in Finance and her J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She also is the owner and principal at Elder Family Mediation, LLC specializing in elder mediation. Susan resides in Loudoun County with her husband and two children.