Patricia Withers is an accomplished mediator/arbitrator and has been in private practice since 2004 in Calgary and throughout Alberta. In 2008, she was awarded the Chartered Mediator designation from ADR Institute of Canada. She has mediated/arbitrated hundreds of cases of every kind and complexity. Her Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) experience includes arbitration/tribunal proceedings; business/commercial; insurance; oil and gas; Shareholder/Partnership; estates; landlord/tenant; divorce; and employment/labor/workplace disputes.
Ms. Withers holds a Masters in Business Administration from Queen’s University and a certificate in Arbitration from ADR Institute of Alberta, Pat has an extensive legal, entrepreneurial and business background. She has more than 25 years experience in oilfield service, commercial and residential real estate, construction and business consulting.
Pat is a former President of Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta (ADRIA) and served several years on the Board of Directors and various sub committees. In 2011, she was appointed to the Alberta Human Services Appeal Panels and served as Chair and panel member for various tribunals. She is a roster mediator for Provincial Police Complaint Mediation; Alberta Justice Civil Court; and the Canadian Transportation Agency.
As a strong advocate for effective communication, Pat instructs and coaches communication, conflict resolution and negotiation for individuals as well as various institutions, organizations and private corporations. She has written articles on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that have been published in various trade and business publications.
Through her firmly established reputation as a strong creative and tireless professional committed to a philosophy of impartiality combined with a rigorous approach to problem solving, Pat maximizes the benefits of collaborative resolution for all parties.
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