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Crowley, Margaret M.

  • 121 Washington Street
  • Reno, NV 89503
  • Office Phone: (775) 233-6711
  • Fax: (775) 201-0800
  • Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington

Settlement Judge History:

  • Date Appointed: December 23, 2009
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 82
  • Current As Of: 1/2/19

Areas of Practice:

  • Mediation; Arbitration; Human Resources; Labor Law; Contracts: Administrative Law; General Civil Practice

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1991)
  • Federal District Court of Nevada (1991)
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1993)
Name Location Start End Type Degree
University of Nevada Reno 1983 1987 Undergraduate B.A. English Literature
Law Schools
Name  Location  Start  End  Degree 
University of California Davis 1988 1991 J.D.
Professional Experience
Name  Location  Description  Start  End 
Washoe County District Attorney's Office Reno, NV Civil Deputy District Attorney.  Represented local government in a variety of settings including arbitration, mediation, litigation and administrative hearings.  Gave daily civil legal advice to various government departments. 1/1993 6/2008

Hill, Cassas & DeLipkau (now Parsons Behle & Latimer)

Reno, NV

General civil practice; litigation.



Crowley Mediation Reno, NV Private mediation services in a variety of areas. 2009

Mediation and Other ADR Training
Name Location Description Date

Labor Law & Labor Arbitration


In-depth training for labor law advocates

Beginning Mediation & Conflict Resolution University of Nevada, Reno 40-hour mediation certificate program 2008
Advanced Mediation & Conflict Resolution University of Nevada, Reno 40-hour advanced mediation certificate program 2009
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Foreclosure Mediator Training  2009
Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition Reno Advanced Training in Conflict Resolution/Advanced Mediation Techniques-Building at the Table


Nevada Supreme Court Reno Roundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2011
Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition Reno Increasing a Mediator's Harmonic Range of Asking Questions 2012
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Implicit Bias Issues in Mediation 2013
State Bar of Nevada Reno Hot Topics in Mediation and Judicial Settlement 2014
State Bar of Nevada Reno Psychology of Negotiation 2015
Nevada Dispute Resolution Reno Brain Science & Mediation Skills 2016
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Techniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level 2016
Nevada Supreme Court 


The Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges 2018

Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition      Reno De-Escalate: How to calm an angry person in 90-seconds or less 2019
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Name Location Description Start End
Civil Deputy District Attorney Reno Acted as advocate in multiple NERC/EEOC mediations; lead attorney in multiple labor law arbitrations



Owner, Crowley Legal Solutions


Providing private mediation services in a variety of areas, including human resources, community, business and elder care 2009


Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program


Acting as mediator in foreclosures involving homeowners and lending institutions



Neighborhood Mediation Center Reno Program Director/Mediator for non-profit community mediation center 2009 Present
Federal District of Nevada Early Mediation Program for Pro Se Inmates Reno Volunteer mediator for Federal Court in pro per prisoner section 1983 litigation 2009 Present


Professional Organizations

  • Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition
  • Washoe County Bar Association