• USA&M Advanced Mediation Training 2021
• Special Education IEP Facilitations, Colorado Department of Education and Pingora Consulting, LLC, January 2016
• Special Education Mediation Training, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the University of Missouri School of Law, 1995
• University of Missouri- St. Louis (M.A. Political Science/Public Policy and Chancellor’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution 1995)
• Family and Civil Mediation Training (The Oregon Mediation Center in Eugene 1991)
• University of Missouri- Columbia (J.D. 1983)
• Millsaps College, Jackson MS (B.A. Philosophy/Music cum laude 1979)
• Advanced Title IX training 2022 (Title IX Solutions, LLC)


CJ Larkin
C.J. Larkin


C.J. Larkin has extensive experience as a mediator, facilitator, educator and trainer.  She has mediated over 750 cases in the areas of employment, education, family, attorney-client, small business, non-profit and public/civil rights disputes.  In addition to serving on the USA&M Mediator panel, C.J. is a partner at Dispute Resolution Professionals, LLC, in Denver, CO. She mediates Landlord Tenant cases in St. Louis County and is a contract mediator for the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution and the Colorado Department of Education. C.J. was a Professor of the Practice at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law teaching negotiation, mediation and arbitration classes.  She previously served on the faculty at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis as senior lecturer and Administrative Director of the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program. While at Washington University, she co-mediated a two-year U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service process in Kirkwood, Missouri after a tragic shooting at Kirkwood’s City Hall.  C.J. served as committee chair, mediator and trainer for the Missouri Bar’s Complaint Resolution Program.  She has mediated numerous disputes for the Better Business Bureaus in St. Louis and Denver. Prior to becoming a full-time mediator, C.J. practiced law in the areas of insurance defense, criminal defense, appellate law, and banking.  She was the executive director of two non-profits in St. Louis. C.J. has been a frequent trainer for the Brown School of Social Work of Washington University, University of Missouri-School of Law, Missouri State University, the American Bar Association, and the Missouri and Colorado Bar Associations.

Co-author of  the article, Unlocking Apology’s Potential in Resolving Disputes | Colorado Lawyer ( This article analyzes the effectiveness of Will Smith’s post-Oscars apologies.


• Member of Panel of Neutrals for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
• State of Missouri Bar Association–Admitted 1983–Active
Missouri Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Member–2000-Active
• State of Colorado Bar Association (Patron Member) – 2016-Active
• Colorado Bar Association, ADR Section, Executive Council Member and Legislative Committee, Chair – 2020- Active
•  Colorado Justice Institute and Office of Dispute Resolution, Drafting and Reviewing Committee Member. Mediation Guide for Colorado Courts, 2018-2019
• Mediators Beyond Borders, Founding Board Member, 2006-09