Loretta Koehler has been a mediator for 25 years. She earned a law degree along with a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Mitchell-Hamline Law School. She was certified as a mediator by the Minnesota Supreme court in 1997. Loretta represented clients in Equal Employment Opportunity mediation cases at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She represented children at the Anoka County Public Defender’s Office and in delinquency and truancy cases. Loretta worked for several years at the Indian Child Welfare Law Center in Minneapolis representing parents and relatives in ICWA cases.
As a Family Court Facilitator in Colorado’s First Judicial District, Loretta facilitated and mediated thousands of domestic relations and child welfare cases. She has also mediated and facilitated domestic relations, neighbor disputes, small claims and county civil court cases with Jefferson County Mediation Services since 1999. She has facilitated large groups with employment and organizational issues.
In 2018, Loretta was honored for having perfomed over 100 mediations as a volunteer with Jefferson County Mediation Services.
In addition to private mediations, Loretta contracts with the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution in El Paso & Fremont Counties, and works with conflict management consulting firm Oval Options.