Martin Kranitz, M.A., MCDR

Professional mediation certificationMartin Kranitz has been a mediator and trainer for over 35 years. He has mediated over 4000 disputes and court-referred custody cases and has trained over 6000 people in various aspects of mediation. Martin has been in the vanguard of promoting court ordered mediation in Maryland and was a Commissioner for Chief Judge Bell’s Maryland Commission on Dispute Resolution. He is author of “Getting Apart Together ; a couples’ guide to fair divorce or separation”, co-author of “Starting Your Own Mediation Practice: a work book” and for 5 years wrote a regular column for Mediation Monthly.

He is a nationally known presenter and trainer. He has provided training in university, business, industry, government, community and private practice settings and helped establish (along with Kate Cullen) the first family mediation program in the Ukraine. He holds the rare distinction of being a non-attorney graduate of Harvard Law School’s Mediation Program. He is/has been a panel mediator for DOJ , World Bank, AA County Circuit court-Child Access mediation and CINA/TRP mediation programs.

Martin was awarded the Chief Judge Robert Bell Award of Excellence by the Maryland State Bar Association and the first Sharon Pickett Award, presented by the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. Martin is one of the original founding members and first president of Maryland Counsel on Dispute Resolution, he helped establish the Anne Arundel County Conflict Resolution Center and is an original board member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and current board member of the Professional Mediator Board of Standards.