Mediator Spotlight

I have been a MTMA member for many years. I began serving as a Settlement Master for the 11th Judicial District Court in 1992 and found that I had a knack for it [mediation] and enjoyed it so much more than litigating cases that I...

Kathleen Andersen has recently relocated to Montana from Washington. She has been a Washington State Mediator since 2016 in personal and criminal law. She has been a journalist and investigative reporter for various media publications since 1967. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Criminal...

Russ Fagg has been a member of the MMA for several years and has enjoyed the MMA “chats” about pending issues. Russ was a State District Court Judge for over 22 years, handling approximately 25,000 cases. Since stepping aside from the judgeship to take an unsuccessful...

Anna Williams (formerly Bidegaray) is a third generation Montana lawyer. She has practiced law for over 25 years. As a Montana native, Anna attended Hellgate High School in Missoula. She left Montana to attend Wellesley College, Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and University...

My professional career began as an Assistant Activity Director in a nursing home, before spending 25 years in healthcare regulation. As the Complaint and Abuse Coordinator with a healthcare regulatory agency for over 20 years, I have had the unique opportunity to listen, advise, recommend,...

Russ Fagg was a State District Court Judge for 22 years, handling over 25,000 cases. Judge Fagg has seen it all, and now has his own law firm specializing in litigation resolution, primarily through mediation. Russ’s mediation philosophy is to let the parties tell their story, making sure to...

Andrew Connor After many years of curiosity and interest in the world of mediation, Andrew finally buckled down a few years ago and did his mediation training through the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) in Missoula. This led him into Missoula’s Justice Court mediation program, status...

[caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="300"] John Potter drums, at left, as Scott Frazier gives a blessing during a ceremony in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday. The two have said prayers in the park for the special place and its animals for decades.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_445" align="aligncenter" width="194"] Gerald...

MEDIATION ROUND TABLE: : How Mediation can help alleviate problems in the Judicial System Recently, the Board of the Montana Mediation Association was welcomed to Billings by the High Plains Professional Mediation Group (HPPMG).  Temple McLean, a member of that group is on our Board.  The...