Shawn B. Meador

  • 6100 Neil Road, Suite 500
  • Reno, Nevada 89511
  • Office Phone: 775-688-3008
  • Office Fax: 775-688-3088
  • Place of Birth: Moab, Utah

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 7/25/02
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 85
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law, Domestic Relations, Trial Practice, Mediation

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1983)
  • Federal/District of Nevada (1994)
  • Federal/9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1994)
Utah State UniversityLogan, Utah19761980UndergraduateB.S. cum laude (1980)
Law Schools
University of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah19801983J.D. (1983)
Professional Experience
--NevadaGeneral Practice of Law19831989
Woodburn & WedgeRenoShareholder. Substantial practice devoted to area of family law, including divorce, child custody, support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements & related matters. And, general civil litigation.1989Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Mediation and Conflict Management ServicePortland, OregonEffective Negotiation and mediation (40 hours)2001
Nevada Dispute Mediation Center--Breaking Impasse2003
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoSettlement Judge Training2004
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoForeclosure Mediation Training2009
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking Impasse2010
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoRoundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2011
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoImplicit Bias Issues in Mediation2012
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionRenoMediating with Difficult Clients:  When Personality Drives the Dispute2013
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoProcedural & Ethical Issues in Mediation for Settlement Judges2013
State Bar of NevadaRenoHot Topics in Mediation and Settlement2014
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoTechniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level2016
Nevada Supreme CourtReno     The Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Crowley Mediation, L.L.C.RenoThe Neuroscience of Conflict:  How to Keep Everyone Calm, Cool, & Collected2019
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 Settlement Judge Program Requirements2022
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses2022
Nevada Supreme Court Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2022
Nevada Supreme Court Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
----Numerous private practice mediations----
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeRenoMediation of appellate cases2002


Foreclosure MediatorRenoForeclosure Mediation2009Present

Professional Organizations

  • Washoe County Bar Association (1984)
  • State Bar of Nevada (1984)
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of
    Nevada (1997-1999)
  • Past President, Washoe Legal Services
  • Washoe County Access to Justice (2001,
    2002, 2003)


  • Volunteer Lawyers/Washoe Legal Services
    Recognition Award (2001)