Melissa Mangiaracina

  • Sierra Mediation
  • 885 Tahoe Blvd.,#C-5
    Incline Village, NV 89451
  • Office Phone: (775) 223-9545
  • Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 1/2/20
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 15
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law, General Civil Practice, Mediation, Arbitration

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (2005)
  • Colorado (2003 Inactive)
  • California (2004 Inactive)
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (2003)
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1992 1996 Undergraduate B.A. - Psychology (1996)
Law Schools
University of Denver - Sturm College of Law Denver, CO 2000 2003 J.D. (2003)
Professional Experience
Incline Village Justice Court Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore 2013 present
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Senior Policy Analyst & Program Attorney 2015 2019
Senior Law Project - Nevada Legal Services Directing Attorney 2014 2015
Nevada Legal Services Senior Attorney 2014 2014
Washoe Legal Services Child Advocate Attorney 2006 2013
Nevada Legal Services Staff Attorney 2005 2006
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Clerk 2003 2004
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Crowley Mediation Reno 40 Hour Basic Mediator Training 2017
Crowley Mediation Reno 40 Hour Juvenile Dependency Mediator Training 2018
Carson Mediation Center Carson City Child Custody and Divorce Mediation Training 2018
State Bar of Nevada   Foreclosure Mediation Training 2018
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges   Trauma and Child Protection Mediation Training 2019
State Bar of Nevada   Court-Annexed Arbitrator Training 2017
AFCC   Dispute Resolution and Family Violence 2019
Sierra Mediation Incline Village Mediating dependency cases involving domestic violence 2018
Nevada Supreme Court   Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 1) - Instructor 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 2) 2020
Crowley Mediation, LLC   The Neuroscience of Conflict: How to Keep Everyone Calm, Cool & Collected 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   The Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program Advanced Mediator Training: Culture, Bias, Privilege & Access to Justice 2023
Nevada Supreme Court Nevada Settlement Judge & Senior Judge 2023 Workshop2023
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Court-Annexed Arbitrator Carson City Arbitrate civil cases for 1st Judicial District Court 2019 2022
Family Mediation Program Reno Mediate custody & guardianship cases for 2nd Judicial District Court 2018 Present
Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program   Mediate child protection cases 2018 Present
Sierra Mediation Incline Village Mediate private civil cases and disputes 2018 Present
Administrative Hearing Officer Reno Heard Washoe County ordinance violations 2016 2019
Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore  2022Present
Mediator Training CenterIncline VillageFounding Partner2022Present

Professional Organizations

  • Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition
  • Nevada Bar Association ADR Section

Awards and Recognition

  • Order of St. Ives - University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Melanie Hardaway Award for Academic Excellence