Insightful, empathetic, and energetic, Robyn McDonald combines 23 years of legal, judicial, and mediation experience in offering a proactive focus to alternative dispute resolution. Robyn’s ability to grasp complex issues, her forward looking approach to client conflict, and her instinctual ability to get to the heart of the matter creates an atmosphere that encourages safe, honest and positive communication of ideas and emotions amongst the parties.
Licensed to practice law in California since 1987, and in Colorado since 2007 (single client limited admission), Robyn McDonald has been consistently recognized by her peers as a top lawyer (Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney since 1992). She has co-authored a variety of articles dealing with various mediation issues, and has coached a multitude of developing mediators on behalf of the Colorado Bar Association.
A former Los Angeles County Court Judge Pro Tempore, former national in-house counsel to a major Japanese insurance company, civil litigator, and appellate attorney, Robyn provides a unique understanding of both plaintiff and defense goals while working successfully with clients in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region; she mediates disputes in the areas of Business/Commercial, Domestic Relations (pre and post decree), Estate and Probate, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury/Product Liability and Workplace/Employment.
She is a member of the Jefferson County Mediation Services Advisory Committee, the Jefferson County Access to Justice Committee, and a member of the Jefferson County Mediation Services Program. She is a Professional Member of the Mediation Association of Colorado (formerly the Colorado Council of Mediators). She was the recipient of the 2008 Jefferson County Volunteer Mediator of the Year, the 2009 Divorce and Parenting Mediator of the Year and the 2010 Permanent Protection Order Mediator of the Year Awards. Robyn has recently been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Robyn enjoys fly-fishing in her spare time.