Meet Lucy Wess, Esq.
Professional Mediator and Facilitator serving Central and Western Maine
Hello! I am proud and grateful to be a conflict resolution professional. In addition to my private practice, I serve as a Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (CADRES) Mediator for Family Matters in the Maine District Courts in Lewiston, Augusta, Farmington, and Waterville. My journey to this calling started over a decade ago at Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana. Early in my studies, I discovered the world of alternative dispute resolution. I focused my legal studies on mediation, negotiation and arbitration – and fell in love with the idea and practice of problem solving through collaboration. I also gained practical experience as a community mediator through the VUSL Mediation Clinic. This experience sealed the deal – I WOULD be a conflict resolution professional!
Upon my graduation in 2010, I became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and eagerly continued to study and train in dispute resolution while working in a variety of professional settings around the country and across the globe. After relocating to Maine, I seized an opportunity to live my dream and become a full-time professional mediator and facilitator in 2018. Soon after, I started Mindful Mediation and here I am! My practice focuses on providing accessible interactions where parties have the space to communicate honestly and responsibly as a means to create mutually beneficial solutions for now and in the future.
I call the beautiful community of Wilton, Maine home and live there with my husband Jordan and our dogs Chewie and Maisy. I enjoy snowshoeing, sledding and cozy, warm fires during our snow-filled winters and hiking, gardening and jumping in Wilson Lake on hot summer days.
“I chose Mindful Mediation as a business name because I’ve found that successful conflict resolution occurs when everyone involved actively focuses on being mindful – aware, present, and respectful – when exploring issues and building solutions.”
Lucy Wess, Esq.
Many life adventures and challenges have shaped Lucy into a person and professional who values…
Lucy’s professional experience in secondary & higher education and collegiate athletics, as well as her life experience living across the country and the globe informs and supports her daily work. She loves collaborating and connecting with different people and has done so in Maryland as a 6th grade Social Studies teacher, where she grew up in Western Pennsylvania as an Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Facilities at a NCAA Division I institution, as a college professor teaching British & American History and Culture in Henan Province, in the Peoples Republic of China, and serving as an Academic Advisor to first-generation college students right here in Maine.
Experience & Expertise Matter
Mediation and Facilitation Experience
Training and Education in Conflict Resolution