Key’s co-founders, Christine and Kristen, are trained mediators and attorneys with over 40 years’ of combined experience as court-appointed guardians ad litem, independent workplace investigators and attorneys representing individuals and companies in employment, education, probate, contracts, personal injury, union matters and property/land use matters. The breadth and depth of their substantive law knowledge is the cornerstone of Key’s ability to offer mediation in a wide range of cases. Key offers mediation in all types of civil disputes, including but not limited to, business, contracts, land use, higher education, family matters, divorce, property, probate, labor and employment matters.
Kristen and Christine became acquainted through their individual appointments as Impartial Mediators for the RI Department of Education (“RIDE) and discovered a mutual appreciation of mediation’s power as a dispute resolution tool. They formed Key to break through the limitations of the traditional litigation model. In 2020, in the face of the COVID pandemic, they assisted RIDE with developing and implementing an effective remote mediation process and modified that process for Key’s private mediation clients. Skilled in mediating in-person, multi-party and remote mediations, Christine and Kristen use facilitative, evaluative and narrative approaches, as appropriate, to keep parties engaged, focused and forward-looking.