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: 89
  • Current As Of: 1/2/24

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 University Logan, Utah 1976 1980 Undergraduate B.S. cum laude (1980)
Law Schools
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1980 1983 J.D. (1983)
Professional Experience
-- Nevada General Practice of Law 1983 1989
Woodburn & Wedge Reno Shareholder. Substantial practice devoted to area of family law, including divorce, child custody, support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements & related matters. And, general civil litigation. 1989 Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Mediation and Conflict Management Service Portland, Oregon Effective Negotiation and mediation (40 hours) 2001
Nevada Dispute Mediation Center -- Breaking Impasse 2003
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Settlement Judge Training 2004
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2007
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Foreclosure Mediation Training 2009
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Advanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking Impasse 2010
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Roundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2011
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Implicit Bias Issues in Mediation 2012
Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition Reno Mediating with Difficult Clients:  When Personality Drives the Dispute 2013
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Procedural & Ethical Issues in Mediation for Settlement Judges 2013
State Bar of Nevada Reno Hot Topics in Mediation and Settlement 2014
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Techniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level 2016
Nevada Supreme Court Reno      The Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges 2018
Crowley Mediation, L.L.C. Reno The Neuroscience of Conflict:  How to Keep Everyone Calm, Cool, & Collected 2019
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 Requirements 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges 2022
Nevada Supreme Court Nevada Settlement Judge & Senior Judge 2023 Workshop2023
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoPreparation, Stakeholders, Malpractice, and Agreements: Issues All Professional Mediators Will Encounter2024
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
-- -- Numerous private practice mediations -- --
Supreme Court Settlement Judge Reno Mediation of appellate cases 2002


Foreclosure Mediator Reno Foreclosure Mediation 2009 Present

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)