Velvet earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2001; and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Spanish Translation and English Literature, with a minor in French; and also attended the International Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Institute through the University of New Mexico School of Law, Southwestern Law School, and Universidad de Guanajuato Facultad de Derecho in 1998. Velvet is a master mediator for the Utah State Courts and primary trainer in alternative dispute resolution processes, including training and presenting for the State of Utah’s Annual Judges Conference, and for nationally recognized organizations like Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Association for Conflict Resolution and other prestigious conflict resolution agencies including the Arbinger Institute. She is currently a board member and family section chair for Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. Velvet was recently featured in Utah Business Magazine for her excellence in the field of mediation. Velvet offers mediation in both English and Spanish.
Velvet has served as an attorney-mediator since 1999 and in that time frame has mediated over 2,000 disputes in a variety of matters including, business and contract disputes, divorce, employment discrimination, commercial issues, domestic matters and a myriad of other issues. Velvet believes the mediation process allows people to confront conflict in a constructive and healthy manner and enjoys empowering and helping her colleagues and their clients to strategically arrive at successful and fair resolutions.
Tamara Fackrell is an Attorney Mediator in Utah. She has had a private law practice since 1998 focusing on family law. She graduated cum laude from BYU Law School, has a PhD in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, and is a LLM candidate at Pepperdine for International Dispute Resolution. Tamara taught mediation as a Law Professor for 14 years. She received the Phi Alpha Delta Professor of the Year Award in 2006. She has had a private mediation practice focusing on divorce and domestic mediation since 1997.
Tamara served on the Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council for the State of Utah for House Bill 4, which required mediation for all contested divorces. She is a Domestic Mentor for the State of Utah and does one-on-one training for those who are becoming divorce mediators in the State of Utah. She helped to initiate the Victim Offender Mediation Program in the Fourth District Juvenile Court and also the Provo School District Truancy Program. She has taught thousands of at-risk youth and professionals principles of conflict resolution, communication, mediation, and negotiation. Tamara is a Master Mediator and Primary Trainer for the State of Utah and performs certifications in mediation and divorce mediation for professionals. She received an honorary award from the Juvenile Justice Services and the Slate Canyon Youth Program in 2004, 2005, and 2008.
- International Dispute Resolution, LLM Candidate, Pepperdine University, Malibu California.
- Marriage, Family, Human Development, PhD 2012, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
- Master Mediator, Primary Trainer, Domestic Mentor. Received training from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in mediation and domestic mediation in 1997. Has mediated since 1997, thousands of cases. Trains community members in Domestic Mediation, Victim Offender Mediation, Truancy Mediation, and Basic Mediation.
- Attorney at Law, Juris Doctorate, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 1998, Cum Laude, Top 25% of class, Dean’s Scholarship 1995-1998.
- Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah December 1994 3.85 gpa Magna Cum Laude Psychology Major, Communications Minor, Phi Kappa Phi, National Golden Key Honor Society, Myron Abbey Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Communications Talent Award.
- Attorney-Mediator 1998 – Present, Private practice in mediation and family law. Mediated more than 1000 cases. Focus on high conflict divorce, custody, negligent homicide, parent teen, employment and partnership disputes, and other relationship-based mediations. Domestic Mentor for State of Utah to train others in domestic mediation since the beginning of the law in 2007. Practicing Attorney in Family Law, Private Counsel for FSBO Leader LLC; help to negotiate, draft and review contracts.
- Master Mediator, Domestic Mentor, and Primary Trainer for Administrative Office of the Courts through Innovative Training Solutions LLC 2005-Present
- Mediation Part Time Faculty of the BYU Law School, Provo, Utah November 1998 – Present Initial Director of Schooley Mediation Program, Teach law classes in Basic and Advanced Mediation.
- Slate Canyon and Juvenile Justice Services, Consultant January 1999-2008 Run mediation clinics for Juvenile Justice System including parent teen, victim offender. Wrote curriculum and developed classes for youth.
- Director, Community Dispute Resolution Services March 2003- November 2005. Master Mediator Trainer for all Basic Mediation and Domestic Mediation Trainings.
Meggan McLean has been mediating and conducting dispute resolution trainings in the western United States since 1998. She has a JD from BYU Law School and a Master’s Degree of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine Law School’s Strauss Institute. She started her career at the community mediation center, Utah Dispute Resolution, where she coordinated a Peer Mediation Program in collaboration with Horizonte Learning and Training Center. In Seattle, Washington she worked at the King County Dispute Resolution Center as the acting Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer. Meggan has trained, oriented and mentored hundreds of aspiring mediators. Meggan also developed and coordinated an Agricultural Employment Mediation Program for the state of Washington. Meggan mediates domestic, divorce, workplace, victim/offender, and community disputes in both English and Spanish.
Education & Training
- Juris Doctorate – Brigham Young University Law School – 2002
- Master of Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine Law School – 2002
- B.A. Philosophy, Law & Rhetoric – Stephens College – 1996
- Basic Mediation ,Certification – Utah Dispute Resolution – November 1998
- Victim/Offender Mediation Certification – J. Reuben Clark, Schooley Mediation Center – 2000
- Domestic Mediation Certification – J. Reuben Clark, Schooley Mediation Center – 2000
- Disability Mediation Training – Loyola Law School, Disability Mediation Center – 2002
Senior Judge Lee Dever was appointed as a Utah Third Judicial District judge for the state of Utah in August of 1995. Lee retired on November 1, 2014 and has since been mediating cases throughout Utah. Lee received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law School in 1975 and thereafter worked for the firm of Stephens & Associates in Houston. After moving to Utah from Houston, Lee worked as a solo practitioner in Salt Lake. From 1978 to 1982, Lee was a prosecutor for the Salt Lake County Attorney’s office. Additionally Lee worked as partner of the law firm of McRae & DeLand from 1982 to 1987. Before being appointed to the position of a judge, Lee also served as assistant attorney general and deputy solicitor general from 1987 to 1995.
DAVID S. DILLON
Commissioner David Dillon was appointed as a Domestic Relations Court Commissioner in the Second Judicial District in 1996. Prior to that he had served for one year as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Second District. David retired from the bench on July 1, 2016. He graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1985. After graduation he established a family law and juvenile court practice ultimately working in the Office of the Guardian ad Litem specializing in their high conflict divorce matters just prior to being appointed to the bench. It is estimated that he has handled nearly 60,000 divorce matters including those related to child custody, parent-time, relocation matters, alimony, cohabitant abuse protective orders, temporary restraining orders, custody evaluation settlement conferences, and interstate jurisdictional disputes during his tenure as Commissioner.
Miesha graduated from University of La Verne law school in 2009. She enjoys the mediation side of family law and helping families find a resolution to their difficult issues. With her law background and work experience in family law, she understands the legal issues in a divorce. Miesha has had a wide variety of experience in family law. Miesha started her own family law practice in 2011 and was trained in mediation by two master mediator. With her legal background and her mediation experience and training she is happy to mediate your case.
- Juris Doctorate, 2009 — University of La Verne, College of Law
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 2004 — Weber State University
- Attorney-Mediator, Rodriguez-Poston & Fackrell Mediation 2015 – Present
- Sole Practitioner, M. Redmond Legal – 2011- Present
- M. Redmond Legal, Salt Lake City, UT July 2011- Present
- The Ault Firm; Salt Lake City, UT January 2012- July 2012
- Disability Rights Legal Center; Ontario, CA August 2007 – December 2007
- San Bernardino Juvenile Public Defender’s Office; San Bernardino, CA August 2006 – May 2008
Breckan graduated from BYU law school in 2013. During law school, she focused her studies on domestic issues and received her basic mediation training under a Master Mediator. During this time, she also worked with a district court judge and an experienced family law attorney and mediator to gain practical experience in litigating and mediating domestic disputes.
Breckan has been practicing family law as a licensed attorney since 2014 and started her own practice in 2016, specializing in domestic matters. She decided to shift her focus from attorney to mediator after seeing time and again how the mediation process is the best way for individuals to resolve their domestic issues in a constructive way. Breckan completed her mediation training under two master mediators and is ready to mediate your case.
Christine is a graduate of BYU law school. She enjoys mediating divorces and helping couples move forward peacefully after a divorce. With her law background and work experience in family law, she understands the legal issues in a divorce. Christine has had a wide variety of mediation experiences. Christine spent three semesters mediating parent-teen and victim-offender cases at Slate Canyon Detention Center and the Truancy Court. Christine worked as a caseworker at BYU’s Center for Conflict Resolution where she mediated landlord/tenant cases and student conflicts. With her legal background and her mediation experience and training she is happy to mediate your case.
- Juris Doctorate, 2010 — J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
- Utah Court Mediator — Rostered in 2011
- Bachelor of Arts, 2007 — Brigham Young University
- Attorney-Mediator, Rodriguez-Poston & Fackrell Mediation 2013 – Present
- Associate Attorney, Fackrell and Associates, PLLC 2011-2014
- Caseworker and Mediator, BYU’s Center for Conflict Resolution 2009- 2010
- Externship at Dredge and Lallatin 2009
- South Jordan City Attorney’s Office Law Clerk 2008-2009
- Utah Legal Services Externship 2009
Scott Poston received his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young Law School in 2000. Scott specializes in immigration law, family law, divorce, custody and adoption, business disputes, criminal defense, real estate, construction, and property management . Scott offers mediation in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Education & Membership
Bachelor of Science in conservation biology with a minor in Portuguese – Brigham Young University 1997
Juris Doctorate – J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University – 2000
Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Member of the Park City Bar Association