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Who will be working with you?

Beth OrnsteinBETH BROWN ORNSTEIN, J.D.,  founded Colorado Mediation Center, LLC (CMC) in 2000.  She provides mediation, arbitration, mediation-arbitration, conflict coaching, training, and facilitation services for individuals and organizations experiencing workplace, divorce, parenting, business, real estate, construction, and other types of conflict.  Beth is also a Colorado Department of Transportation Dispute Resolution Board Member. 

Beth received her law degree from the George Washington University in 1981, and received her initial mediation training in Divorce and Child Custody in 1991.  She has practiced criminal, business and family law. As an attorney for the District of Columbia, she litigated and provided legal advice regarding contract, administrative and personnel matters. She clerked for the HUD and DOE Contract Appeals Boards. 

Beth is qualified by the Mediation Association of Colorado (the MAC) as a Professional Mediator.  She is a Certified MBTI ®* Practitioner and a trained conflict coach. She has also studied Non Adversarial Communication with Connection Partners, Inc. 

Beth is a member of numerous professional organizations including the MAC, Association for Conflict Resolution, Colorado Bar Association, Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, and Association for Psychological Type International.  She participates in many continuing legal and mediation education programs.

* MBTI, Myers-Briggs, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.


Peter OrnsteinPETER ORNSTEIN, MS, J.D.,  specializes in environmental law and policy. Peter served as Deputy Regional Counsel, and occasionally Acting Regional Counsel, for the Environmental Protection Agency in Denver from 2002 through August 2012. In this capacity, he supervised approximately 13 attorneys involved in diverse aspects of environmental law including energy development and use, water resources and transfers, mineral extraction, and pesticide use as well as personnel and labor relations, information law, and Indian tribal jurisdiction. Before serving as Deputy Regional Counsel, Peter was a staff attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency working on hazardous waste management, federal facilities remediation, and a variety of media enforcement cases.

Prior to working with EPA, Peter worked as a hydrogeologist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission where he assessed the performance of the proposed Yucca Mountain high level waste repository.

In addition to his legal degree, Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in geology and a Master of Science in hydrogeology. Peter's experience includes working with legal and policy issues associated with potential environmental impacts of oil and gas development, including coal bed methane development and hydraulic fracturing.

Peter teaches environmental law at the University of Denver, Sturm School of Law, where he provides instruction on all major federal environmental statutes and constitutional land use "takings" issues.

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Jane GardnerJANE GARDNER, Ed.M, JD., has over 30 years experience in environmental law, both in government (US EPA) and corporate (General Electric Company) settings. Jane retired from GE as senior counsel and manager for GE's worldwide legacy environmental program. She has expertise in all phases of environmental assessment, investigation & remediation at local, state, and federal levels and has extensive experience in nuclear waste and Native American lands.

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