Margaret has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 1991. For over 15 years, Margaret served as a Civil Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County (Reno), Nevada. During that time, she practiced in multiple areas, including labor/employment law, contract law, litigation and administrative law, and in multiple settings such as mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and state and federal courts. Margaret has extensive training and experience as a mediator, enabling her to use her expertise in conflict resolution to help people define and resolve issues. Margaret has mediated approximately 1,200 cases in a wide variety of areas.
Margaret has received specialized training in advanced mediation techniques, elder care, divorce/child custody and foreclosure mediation.
Margaret holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno (B.A. Literature, with distinction) and the University of California, Davis, School of Law (Juris Doctorate).
Settlement judges are appointed by the Supreme Court based on the Court’s evaluation of their education, training and experience. All settlement judges are required to have a high degree of training and experience in mediation skills.
Margaret served two terms as President of the Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition. NDRC seeks to educate the community about alternative dispute resolution options in our local area and promote high standards of professionalism for ADR practitioners. www.NVDRC.org
Margaret is an active member of the Nevada State Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. She served as Chair of this Section for 2 terms.
Margaret is a highly experienced mediation instructor, teaching numerous classes including "40 Hour Mediation Training," "Workplace Conflict Resolution Training" and more.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced Margaret M. Crowley, Esq. as the Impact of the Year Award recipient during the 6th annual Justice Innovation Awards ceremony at the NCJFCJ’s Virtual 83rd Annual Conference. Crowley was recognized for her work and efforts to innovatively rethink, reimagine, and redefine justice for children and families, thus advancing the NCJFCJ’s vision—a society in which every family and child has access to fair, equal, effective and timely justice.
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