Crowley, Margaret M.

  • 255 W. Moana Lane, Ste. 209
    Reno, NV 89509
  • 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: 117
  • Current As Of: 1/2/24

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)
University of Nevada Reno 1983 1987 Undergraduate B.A. English Literature
Law Schools
Name Location Start End Degree 
University of CaliforniaDavis19881991J.D.
Professional Experience
Name Location Description Start End 
Washoe County District Attorney's OfficeReno, NVCivil 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.1/19936/2008

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

Reno, NV

General civil practice; litigation.



Crowley MediationReno, NVPrivate mediation services in a variety of areas.2009 present
Mediation and Other ADR Training

Labor Law & Labor Arbitration


In-depth training for labor law advocates

Beginning Mediation & Conflict ResolutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno40-hour mediation certificate program2008
Advanced Mediation & Conflict ResolutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno40-hour advanced mediation certificate program2009
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoForeclosure Mediator Training 2009
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionRenoAdvanced Training in Conflict Resolution/Advanced Mediation Techniques-Building at the Table


Nevada Supreme CourtRenoRoundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2011
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionRenoIncreasing a Mediator's Harmonic Range of Asking Questions2012
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoImplicit Bias Issues in Mediation2013
State Bar of NevadaRenoHot Topics in Mediation and Judicial Settlement2014
State Bar of NevadaRenoPsychology of Negotiation2015
Nevada Dispute ResolutionRenoBrain Science & Mediation Skills2016
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoTechniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level2016
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoThe Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition      Reno De-Escalate: How to calm an angry person in 90-seconds or less 2019
Crowley Mediation, L.L.C.     Reno The Neuroscience of Conflict: How to Keep Everyone Calm, Cool, & Collected 2019
Nevada Supreme Court   Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques (Instructor) 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation (Instructor) 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 1) 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 2) 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Sanctions 101 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 1 (Instructor) 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 2 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process (Instructor) 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges 2022
Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition   Theory & Practice: A Deep Dive into Interests, Ethics & Interventions 2022
Nevada Supreme Court Nevada Settlement Judge & Senior Judge 2023 Workshop2023
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Civil Deputy District AttorneyRenoActed as advocate in multiple NERC/EEOC mediations; lead attorney in multiple labor law arbitrations



Owner, Crowley Mediation


Providing private mediation services in a variety of areas, including human resources, community, business and elder care2009


Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program


Acting as mediator in foreclosures involving homeowners and lending institutions



Neighborhood Mediation CenterRenoProgram Director/Mediator for non-profit community mediation center2009Present
Federal District of Nevada Early Mediation Program for Pro Se InmatesRenoVolunteer mediator for Federal Court in pro per prisoner section 1983 litigation 2009 Present

Professional Organizations

  • Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition
  • Washoe County Bar Association