Theresa Doty

Certified Mediator
Member since 2012

Theresa Doty, CM

Certified Mediator/ADR Practitioner, EEO Counselor
Talking Stick Mediation
Former MTMA President, Gov appointed Montana Ambas
POBox 4804
Butte, MT 59702

☎ Phone: 661-904-4557
✉ Email:

Theresa spent the bulk of her career in trial court management where as part of her responsibilities she managed ADR programs, and settlement panels in federal and state courts. She served as Chief Executive Officer, Court Administrator, Chief Deputy, Chief Probation Officer and Financial Manager in the these courts. She has managed federal district and bankruptcy courts in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, worked at the Administrative Office of the US Courts in Washington D.C. and implemented a consolidated court system in Yakima, Washington. A fifth-generation Montanan, she transferred to the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas in 2011. She served as a bureau-wide EEO Counselor, and Mediator and Facilitator for the Department of Interior s Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution Center. She is the immediate past president of the Montana Mediation Association where she served on the Qualifications and Standards Committee. She was a faculty member for the annual association training conferences. She is a former board member of the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Missoula, Montana, where she served as faculty for new mediator training. She has developed curriculum for several mediation training courses and tailors each course to the specific needs of the audience. In 2016 she transferred to the United States Forest Service and holds the position of Civil RIghts Director for the Northern Region, and was appointed a Montana Ambassador by the governor of Montana. She is a veteran of the U.S.A.F graduating from the Defense Language Institute in Spanish, holds a graduate degree in trial court administration and a bachelors in political science. (best way to reach me is email)

Practice Areas

  • Business/Commercial
  • Church
  • Civil
  • Community/Neighborhood
  • Court ADR
  • Discrimination/Harassment
  • Justice Court
  • Natural Resources/Environmental
  • Peer Mediation
  • Probate
  • Property Settlement
  • Public Policy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Small Claims
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitration
  • Conflict Resolution System Design
  • Dispute Resolution System Design
  • Group Facilitation
  • Ombudsman
  • Organizational Development/Strategic Planning
  • Training

Other Services

  • Mentoring
  • Willing to Travel