Sara S. Hermundstad

Grand Junction Mediation

Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

970-241-0158

Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Civil, Contract, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Elder, Family, Landlord/Tenant, Real Estate

Sara S. Hermundstad is a mediator who has practiced in Grand Junction, Colorado for more than 20 years. Sara is certified as a professional mediator, based on education and experience, by the Mediation Association of Colorado. With an extensive background mediating diverse situations, her goal is to resolve disputes in a way that is beneficial for all parties involved. Prior to becoming a mediator, Sara practiced law for 10 years, handling both civil and family law cases. She understands the importance of reaching an agreement with limited or no court involvement, if possible.

Why Choose Sara S. Hermundstad For Mediation?

Mediation is a difficult process given the emotions and individual stakes involved. It is especially beneficial if both parties will need to continue a relationship in the future. If you choose to work with Sara, you will continue to be the decision maker and she will manage the mediation process.

Superior Conflict Resolution Services in Grand Junction, CO

If you are experiencing hardship from a dispute, contact Sara S. Hermundstad. As a certified mediator, she will receive commitment from both parties (whether or not attorneys will be present), bring the two parties together to work toward resolution, manage the process from beginning to end, document an agreement outlining what was agreed upon by both parties and receive signed documentation from both parties. The goal is to get the best possible outcome without needing court involvement. Not sure whether mediation is the best way to end your conflict?

Education


Undergraduate:

Colorado State University
B.A., Philosophy, 1977

Law School:
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
J.D., 1980

Mediation:
CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado
Divorce and Child Custody, 1991

Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution, Boulder, Colorado
Core Mediation Skills, 2007

Legal:
Continuing Education both for mediation and for substantive areas of law

Professional Employment


1979 – 1980:
Law clerk for Northwest Colorado Council of Governments
1981 – 1982: Associate attorney with Gerald B. Feather, P.C., Grand Junction, Colorado
1982 – 1990: Sole practitioner with a legal practice, Grand Junction, Colorado
1991 – Present: Sole practitioner with a mediation practice, Grand Junction, Colorado
2000: Mediator for Mesa County Combined Court, Small Claims Division
Dec. 2004 – Apr. 2005: Research attorney for 21st Judicial District, Mesa County, Colorado
Nov 2006 – Present: Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Grand Junction, Colorado
May 2007 – Aug. 2010: Family Court Facilitator for 21st Judicial District, Mesa County, Colorado (position eliminated due to funding)


Professional Memberships and Activities


Professional Member of The Mediation Association of Colorado in areas of Civil Community and Divorce and Child Custody (Professional members meet designated standards for training and experience)
Member Association for Conflict Resolution
Member Western Colorado Council of Mediators (WCCM) (organization now defunct)
Member Mesa County Bar Association (1981 to 1991)
Member Colorado Bar Association (1981 to 1991)
Member Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section (1981 to 1991)
Former secretary, Mesa County Bar Association Pro Bono Project Inc. treasurer, and member, Board of Directors
Member Selection Committee for Federal Magistrate (1981)
Member 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission (1990 to 1995)


Community Activities


Member and Advisory Board, Salvation Army (1987 to 1997) former president
Member Advisory committee, Family Health West (1986 to 1987)
Director Western Colorado Botanical Society (1994 to 1997)
Director, president and current singer (former secretary and treasurer)
Schumann Singers (1993 to present)
Member First United Methodist Church (have served on personnel committee, building and property committees, and finance committee)

Sara S. Hermundstad, Mediator

619 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Call Us
Phone: (970) 241-0158
Email: [email protected]