DisputEd was founded in 1997 by Ericka Gray, one of the pioneers in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, (ADR) to provide a full range of services related to resolving and managing conflict. Since then, we have helped thousands of individuals and organizations of all sizes and types through training, mediation, arbitration, consulting, facilitation and coaching.
Ericka B. Gray
Ericka became a full-time dispute resolution professional in 1987 before most people knew that there was such a thing. She has mediated more than 5,000 cases and arbitrated more than 200. Her clients enjoy the same standard of a more than 90% settlement rate that most mediators in private practice achieve.
Ericka has provided services to multi-national and smaller corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, large and small non-profits, and individuals. She has provided both basic and advanced training in mediation in the United States and internationally to thousands of judges, lawyers, executives, human resource professionals, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and other professionals.
She teaches mediation at Boston College Law School (since 1992,) mediation, negotiation, and ADR at Suffolk University Law School (since 2000) and is on the faculty of Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies (Chicago, IL) where she teaches an ACR approved mediation course as well as advanced programs in mediation and dispute resolution.
Ericka served on the MA Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and has been active in legislative efforts related to mediation. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Section for Dispute Resolution and is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Ericka has served in a number of leadership roles in professional organizations throughout her career. She served as the Director of Professional Services, Senior Mediator, and Regional Training Coordinator for JAMS' Boston Office, was Executive Director of the Middlesex Multi-Door Courthouse (Cambridge, MA), and Director of the Burlington County (NJ) Comprehensive Justice Center. She also served as the Director of the Academy of Family Mediators which later merged to become the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Ericka has completed more than 750 hours of training in dispute resolution alone. She is a psychologist and she retains her license in Pennsylvania where she grew up, was educated, and practiced for many years.
Mediation and Arbitration Panels (Current and Former*)
Beacon Group, LLC
FINRA Arbitration Panel
Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Fee Arbitration Board
Resolution Services, LLC
Sports Conflict Institute
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
American Arbitration Association Commercial Mediation Panel*
FINRA Mediation Panel*
KeyBridge Foundation DOJ ADA Mediation Panel*
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination*
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