Madelyn Shipman

  • 5650 Mt. Rose Highway
  • Reno, Nevada 89511
  • Office Phone: 775-849-1763
  • Office Fax: 775-849-1794
  • e-mail:
  • Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 6/1/99
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 94
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Public Law - Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Contracts, Land Use

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1983)
  • Minnesota (inactive) (1977)
  • Federal/ District Minnesota (1978)
  • Federal/District Nevada (1983)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1980)
The American UniversityWashington, D.C.19601964UndergraduateB.A. (1964)
Law Schools
Hamline UniversitySt. Paul, Minnesota19741976J.D. (1976)
Professional Experience
Anoka County District AttorneyAnoka, MinnesotaDeputy County Attorney (civil)19771981
Attorney General, State of Nevada--Deputy Attorney General (DOT)19821987
City of RenoRenoChief Deputy City Attorney19871995
County of WashoeRenoAssistant District Attorney19952005
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Negotiation Strategy InstituteSan Francisco, CaliforniaCutting Edge for Lawyers2003
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2008
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoForeclosure Mediator Training2009
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking Impasse2010
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionRenoAdvanced Training in Conflict Resolution/Advanced Mediation Techniques-Building at the Table2011
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoRoundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2011
NDRCRenoAdvanced Mediation Training - Increasing The Mediator's Harmonic Range of Asking Questions.2012
MSN RenoMediating Difficult Financial Issues2012
NDRCRenoAdvanced Mediation Training - Mediating with Difficult Clients2013
NDRCRenoAdvanced Mediation Training - Getting to the Heart of Conflict2014
NDRCRenoAdvanced Mediation Training - The Dance of Opposites2016
NDRCRenoAdvanced Mediation Training - Brain Science & Mediation Skills2016
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoTechniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level2016
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionReno     Mediation Renovation:  Retooling Your Skills2018
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoThe Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoImpasse and Ethics:  A Facilitate Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoImpasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum2019
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionRenoDe-Escalate:  How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less2019
Crowley Mediation, L.L.C.RenoThe Neuroscience of Conflict:  How to Keep Everyone Calm, Cool, & Collected2019
The National Judicial CollegeRenoCivil Mediation in a Time of Social Distancing - A Mediator's Response to COVID-192020
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus2020
Nevada Supreme Court Sanctions 1012021
Nevada Supreme Court The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 22021
Nevada Supreme Court Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process2021
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses2022
Nevada Supreme Court Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeRenoMediation of appellate cases1999


Foreclosure Mediation ProgramCarson City    Mediator2009Present

Professional Organizations

  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member/Lobbyist, Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition


  • Distinguished Public Lawyer Award (1993)
  • Nevada Legislature's Lobbyist Hall of Fame (2003)