Bernie Behrend, Esq
TRAINING & MEDIATION
With over 30 years of mediation experience, Bernie Behrend is one of the most experienced mediators in the Pittsburgh area. Bernie is trained in all models of mediation and has mediated hundreds of divorces, employment disputes and other civil matters.
In addition to his private mediation practice, Bernie mediates for the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the US Equal Opportunity Commission, the US Postal Service, the US District Court of Western District of PA, the US Bankruptcy Court, FINRA, and the Realtor’s Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh.
Bernie is a Past President of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania and a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders. Bernie is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, The Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the PA Bar Association. He currently sits on the Board of the Pennsylvania Counsel of Mediators.
A popular lecturer and trainer on mediation and conflict resolution for various state and local bar associations, Bernie is an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement where he teaches: “Conflict Resolution”, “Mediating Organizational Disputes”, and a variety of courses for Duquesne’s Paralegal Institute including, “Alternative Dispute Resolution”.
In addition to a number of certifications, Bernie holds a BA in philosophy from Vassar College and earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.