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Dan Simon


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As a teacher and practitioner of the transformative approach, Dan helps parties have a constructive conversation about their differences. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota School of Law, his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and his B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley. Although he is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, he prefers to practice mediation exclusively. Before creating Twin Cities Mediation, Dan worked as a business litigation attorney and as a family business consultant. Throughout his career, he has sought better ways to intervene in cases of highly emotional conflict.

Dan is the Immediate Past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Section. Also, he is a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ADR Ethics Board (which is responsible for upholding ethical standards of ADR providers). Dan’s a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. Dan has the highest possible rating (AV – Preeminent) from Martindale Hubbell and the highest possible rating (10.0 – Superb) on

If you want to reach out to Dan and say thank you (which I think you should), find out a bit more about the transformative approach or hire him as a mediator you can contact him by email or through his website.