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Courtney A. Chicvak

Kings Park, NY 11754
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Courtney Anne Chicvak Mediation LLC provides mediation services to resolve commercial, divorce, family/elder, employment and entertainment/arts disputes.

Professional Background

Courtney’s dispute resolution experience is enhanced through her role as an educator. She is a Teaching Associate at Columbia University for the Introduction to Negotiation and Introduction to Mediation courses. Courtney is also an Online Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University, where she teaches Conflict and Negotiation as well as Argumentation and Advocacy. Courtney is also a New York State Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman.Prior to founding her mediation practice, Courtney worked in human resources, particularly labor and employee relations in the healthcare and tech industries, as well as working at a labor union. An attorney in New York, Courtney earned her B.S. at Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations, her M.S. at Columbia University in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and her J.D. at St. John’s University School of Law.


Courtney has mediated hundreds of disputes through community dispute resolution centers, the New York State Court System and a non-profit involving a variety of topics. Courtney completed mediation apprenticeships through both EAC Network and New York Peace Institute. She is a Volunteer Mediator and Lemon Law Arbitrator with both organizations, as well as a Volunteer Mediator with the MediateArt program and New York State Nassau County Supreme Court. Courtney was also appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Panel for Dispute Resolution through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for December 2019 – December 2022.


  • B.S. Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • M. S. Columbia University, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • J.D. St. John’s University School of Law


Dates Trainer(s) Title
9/2019-10/2019 Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Basic Mediation Training (Transformative) (16 hrs)
6/2018 NYSDRA Special Education Mediation (14 hrs)
6/2018 New York Peace Institute Advanced Mediation Training (14 hrs)
7/2019 Online Mediator Training (15 hrs)
5/2019 New York Peace Institute Civil and Housing Court Mediation Training (14 hrs)
4/2019 Nassau County Bar Association Advanced Commercial Mediation Training (16 hrs)
2/2019 New York Peace Institute Divorce Mediation Training (22.5 hrs)
6/2018 MediateArt Mediate Art Mediation Training (15 hrs)
5/2018 Elder Decisions Elder & Adult Family Mediation Training (21.25 hrs)
4/2018 Cornell ILR Employment Mediation Training (21 hrs)
4/2018 New York Peace Institute Basic Mediation Training (35 hrs)
8/2010 Cornell ILR Student Mediator Training (13 hrs)
10/2019 NYSDRA Restorative Justice (4 hrs)
10/2019 EAC Network Conflict Coaching with Tricia Jones (14 hrs)
5/2018 Cinergy Coaching Conflict Coaching (31 hrs)
4/2018 International Ombudsman Association Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice (24 hrs)
6/2018 NYSDRA Lemon Law Arbitrator Training (7 hrs)
1/2020 EAC Network Online Dispute Resolution (2 hrs)
2/2020 New York Peace Institute Child Custody and Visitation (16 hrs)


Using contemporary approaches, Courtney facilitates conversations between participants when there is a disagreement stemming from their relationship. From her experiences, she has discovered that building and maintaining positive relationships are more of an art than science, but one great takeaway is the importance of the resolution of disputes. Mediation presents a new and safe environment for participants to diverge from default patterns to achieve creative solutions particular to their needs using a collaborative approach to resolution. Courtney is trained as both a facilitative and transformative mediator.


$200 per hour

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Animal
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord – Tenant
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Small Claims

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.

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