Suite 109
2121 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: 412-303-2505

Attorney at Law and Mediator 

Lynn MacBeth is recognized locally and nationally as a leading attorney and conflict mediator. Her practice focuses on workplace, family, business, and liability cases. She holds the designation of Advanced Practitioner and is a provider of Basic Family Mediation Training approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Lynn MacBeth leads training and skills workshops around the country and in Pittsburgh.  Lynn MacBeth is a Generations Mediator (the court-mandated custody program of the Allegheny County Court), Federal Court Mediator, a U.S. Postal Service Mediator, a Bankruptcy Court Mediator, and a Mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Increasingly, parties involved in lawsuits are discovering that this method of resolving issues saves money, time, stress, and attorneys' fees, and preserves working relationships. Lynn MacBeth accepts private cases involving insurance claims, business disputes, family issues, workplace disputes, personal injury and product liability, professional liability, and intellectual property.

What You Can Expect

Clients are guided and informed to understand issues and decisions, while maintaining control of the process and all decisions. Lynn MacBeth uses the Transformative and Facilitative styles of mediation and, where appropriate, a directive style.  This means she is committed to client self-determination, neutrality, confidentiality, and a mediation process that is respectful and empowering while assisting parties in reaching a settlement that works for both sides.

Mediator's Background

Lynn MacBeth's practice includes management of divorce, business, civil and family and workplace conflicts. She has extensive experience handling complex legal and financial issues in the courtroom and in mediation.  Lynn MacBeth has mediated over 8,000 cases. She obtained her B.A. in English from Chatham University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Lynn MacBeth is a past Officer and Director of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania  and Editor of Mediation News. She is an Advanced Practitioner and her Mediation Training is approved by of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  She holds a Certificate in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Institute of New England. In addition she has served as Opinion Editor of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal, columnist for The Lawyer's Journal, and elected member of the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Assn.  An adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, she also presents workshops in Mediation practice and theory for the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution Academy of Family Mediators, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Washington County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, McKean County Court of Common Pleas, Greene County Court of Common Pleas, Venango County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Beaver County Bar Association, and. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Collaborative Lawyers, and other venues.  Sample topics have included:

Past Trainings:

  • Who's Ready for Mediation: Assessment and Intervention for Client Readiness   
  • Break On Through To the Other Side: Resolving Conflict Through Mediation 
  • ADR in the Millenium  
  • Mediation for Estate and Probate Practitioners 
  • Broadening the Construct of Family: A Diversity Approach to Mediation.  
  • The Language of Transformative Mediation
  •  Advocacy and Ethics in Mediation (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Basic Mediation Training (40-hour) ACR Approved
  • Casting a Wider Net: Developing Mediator Tolerance for Diverse Personalities
  • Mediation and Collaborative Negotiation (a Mediation Workshop for Collaborative Lawyers)
  • Child-Informed Mediation (2016)
  • Estrangement and Reunification: Mediator Interventions (2017)

Lynn MacBeth has appeared on television and in workshops across the country speaking on  legal and mediation issues.

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh Phone: 412-303-2505

The Parenting Institute

Lynn MacBeth is a co-founder of Pittsburgh's Parenting Institute, together with Dr. Robert M. Wilson and Dr. Anthony McGroarty. 

The Parenting Institute provides counseling (i.e. coparenting counseling, reunification counseling), resources, and other services to families in transition.  The mission of the Institute is to make these services available to all families who need them on a sliding- scale fee basis.

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