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Sherwood, Diane E.

Contact Information:

Name: Sherwood, Diane E.
Address: PO Box 12066 Wichita, KS 67277-2066
Phone: 316-721-1111
Fax: 316-942-5582
Website: -
Practice Region: Wichita, KS

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas: 16354 (1994)
Others: Oklahome, 1993, now lapsed
In Good Standing: Yes

ADR Experience

Experience: In 2002, I became an adjunct professor at Newman University, where I currently office, and teach mediation in the School of Applied Social Sciences. I began training mediators in 1999 through the Wichita Bar Association and Mediation Center of Wichita. I was put on the domestic mediation list in 1995 and have done over 400 mediations, mostly in domestic, but also small claims, real estate, probate and civil, both state and federal, personal injury and wrongful termaination, and have had corporate clientelle. I began in small claims court and volunteered there for a year. I was trained in Wichita in 1994 by the Mediation Center of Wichita. My first mediation in 1992 during law school was with the Hon. John Wagner in a sexual harrassment case.
Lead Mediator Sessions: 104
Co-Mediator Sessions: 11
Counsel for a Party Sessions: 0

ADR Training

Course Info: Juvenile Offender Training, KIPCOR, 10-7-05 Collaborative Family Law, KBA, 3-26-04, 10-14-04 ADR in Federal Courts, HMA, 10-10-03 Co-mediating with a mentor, MCW, 9-22-03 Probate Mediation, WBA, 11/8/02
Total CME Hours: 12+
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas: Yes

Legal Experience

Experience: I have been a licensed attorney since 1993. I began as Vice President of HR at Sherwood Construction Company in Wichita, KS. I handled all aspects of employment practices, benefits and safety at a large multi-state corporation. In 1998 I went into practice as a sole practioner focusing only on ADR in family law. In 1999, I took my first adversarial case and had a smattering until 2004 when I began focuing on Collaborative Family Law. In 2002, I expanded my ADR focus to include all areas of the law and I became an adjunct professor at Newman University in the School of Applied Social Sciences, teaching mediation at a graduate level to Social Work Students and community members.
Active Litigation: - Years
-% representing Plaintiffs
-% representing Defendants
-% in Federal Courts
-% in State Courts
Other Experience:  
Education: Diploma, Lawrence High School, 1979 BA, Psychology, The Colorado College, 1983 JD, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1993 MSW expected, Newman University, 2008
Additional Details: Co-Authored one article for the Wichita Bar Association with John D. Sherwood Co-Authored the Kansas Bar Association's Construction Law Handbook ADR section with John D. Sherwood.

Fee Structure

Rate: As of 1-1-05, I charge $150 per hour for mediation split equally between the parties unless an alternate agreement is reached. My sliding scale is $100 per hour split between the parties. I have a day rate of $1000 and half day of $500, plus travel and expenses.