Phone: 202-359-6141 Fast, Fair and Effective Conflict Resolution

Who We Are
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Our mission:

Our mission is to help clients reach agreement without the expense, delay, and stress of a trial.   We will work with all parties to bring peaceful closure to difficult situations.

Judge Carolyn Miller Parr (Ret.)
Where we can help:

Commercial Mediation and Arbitration
Tax mediation and arbitration.  Contract disputes.  Real estate issues.
Valuation disputes.

BDA provides neutral, collaboratively-oriented, results-based meeting facilitation.

Family Matters
Separation,  DivorceChild-sensitive custody,  Child support. 
Parent-adolescent disputes.  Probate disputes

Community and International Activities
Conflict resolution.  Fundraising.  Direct Service.

How we do it:

Mediation (we help you reach agreement).

Arbitration (the Arbitrator decides).

Consulting (preparation for direct negotiation, conflict prevention, staff training).

  • Washington Times article quotes Judge Parr
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  • Washington Post article featuring Judge Parr
  • Sig Cohen to receive Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award
    "I first worked with Carolyn Parr over 20 years ago, and she has impressed me over all these years as being strong, decisive, fair, and smart, as well as having great 'people skills.'  It seems to me that these are just the qualities you want from an ADR neutral.  And, sure enough, those who have used her for ADR work tell me she is first rate."
    - Phil West, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson