About LVM

Las Vegas Mediation provides trained neutral mediators to work with clients who want to resolve problems.

What is mediation?  Sometimes it is difficult or even impossible for people to talk to each other without making a situation worse. Mediation is a process that gives the participants control of the outcome, an opportunity to express your issues and explore options for resolution. The mediator controls the process, helps diffuse difficult conversations and works with the participants to move toward a solution.  Confidential, cost effective, self-determine, common sense,

Some of the issues that can be mediated are:

  • Business
  • Professional fee disputes
  • Real estate
  • Key employee disputes
  • Partnerships
  • Insurance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Workplace
  • Family meetings

Mediation makes sense when the legal system cannot provide the remedy you want:

Joanna Wares, Mediator

Joanna Wares helps you by providing a safe environment to tell the other party what your opinion of the situation is, hear the opinion of the other party, develop solutions to resolve the problems and find going forward ideas to strike a balance.

Joanna is appointed as a mediator for Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, Clark County Courts Neighborhood Justice Center, State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute, Clark County Small Claims Court, National Center for Dispute Settlement and Insurance Expert Network.


Dr. Barbara Timmons Strahl is an experienced Mediator, Facilitator, Conflict Coach and Educator.  Barbara has a doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.  She has worked in conflict resolution and transformation for more than 25 years.  Recently retired from Clark County Courts Neighborhood Justice Center (NJC), she is teaching in the University of North Carolina’s graduate Peace and Conflict Studies program, mediating for federal agencies, and contracting meditations and facilitation.

At the NJC, Barbara trained and mentored all of the County mediators for almost 16 years.  Many local attorneys and conflict resolution professionals also participated in barbara’s mediation and continuing education training.  Her training has received certification from entities such as the Nevada Bar Association, the Social Workers Association, and the Nevada Department of Education.

Barbara has been described as a pracademician who utilizes the latest in research and theory in application to conflict resolution. Her practice has included disputes ranging from business to criminal and divorce to neighbor.  She regularly mediates discrimination and multiparty cases.

Ray Patterson at Red Rock Canyon, NV

Raymond W. Patterson, Esq., was the Associate Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV until his retirement in 2013. He was also the founder and original director of the Strasser Mediation Clinic there, where he trained law students to mediate and supervised their mediation of cases referred by Clark County’s Family Court.

Ray believes that a divorce shouldn’t cost more than a wedding, and that people who were able to marry, have children, and take care of their finances by themselves are also able to negotiate their own divorces, and anything else that may arise as they dissolve the marriage contract and start life again as single people.

He has worked as a facilitative mediator for almost twenty years, meaning he does not direct people on what to do, but rather assists them in finding creative means of resolving seemingly intractable disagreements. Ray’s chief concern is that each participant in mediation feels listened to and leaves with an agreement they can live with.


Las Vegas Mediation has adopted the “Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators” adopted by the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution.

6069 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 100

Las Vegas, Nevada 89148

(702) 527-4392

(702) 475-3701 fax




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