Barker, Suzanne




First Name


Last Name



Barker, Suzanne

Business Name

Ohio Mediation Association

Address 1

PO Box 473





Zip code



Location, Practice Areas and Additional Professional Services


Franklin County

Practice Areas

Business/Commercial, Divorce, Environmental, Family, Healthcare, Interpersonal, Juvenile, Labor, Neighborhood/Community, Workplace

Additional Professional Services

Conflict Resolution Coaching, Consensus/Team Building, Facilitation, Training

Advanced Information

Practice Description

Community/Neighborhood Wide Disputes–zoning/environmental/economic/development/land use concerns, etc. Neighbor disputes–noise, pets, litter, parking, property line infringement, etc.Family disputes–parent/child and marital conflict, including divorce or separation related concerns such as child custody/visitation/support and the division of joint propertyHousing-related disputes–evictions, deposits, repairs, damages, discrimination, etc.School disputes–truancy, disciplinary matters, expulsions, suspensions, academic concernsWorkplace disputes–job performance, disciplinary matters, terminations and allegations of harassment or discriminationBusiness/consumer disputes–conflicts with customers, clients and vendors, unsatisfactory workmanship, services, merchandise, refunds/exchanges, nonpayment of money or loss/damage to property


Suzanne Barker graduated from the Moritz College of Law in 2003 and has been mediating for the past 7 years. She has completed over 100 hours of training in mediation and has helped trained hundreds in dispute resolution/mediation techniques. Suzanne works for Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio as the Sr. Case Coordinator/Volunteer Manager where she mediates as well train volunteers in mediation. Suzanne also regularly coaches law students from Ohio State and Capital on mediation techniques.

Education / Training

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OHJuris Doctor, May 2003Russell Sage College, Troy, NYBachelor of Arts in International Studies with Concentration in Spanish, May 1995CERTIFICATIONSCertificate in Dispute Resolution, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, May 2003Public Service Fellow, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, May 2003Mediator Certification, Columbus City Attorneys Office, January 2001Family and Divorce Mediation, Community Mediation Services, November 2005Basic Mediation, Community Mediation Services, December 2005Domestic Abuse Issues in Mediation, Ohio Supreme Court, June 2006