About Eileen Coen, J.D.
As founder and principal of Eileen Coen Mediation, Eileen combines 26 years of experience as an attorney, mediator, educator and parent to provide a comprehensive approach to achieving separation and divorce and navigating other difficult family transitions. Eileen is privileged to work with clients who courageously confront challenging dilemmas and pursue the kind of success that transcends “legal victories” by seeking clarity about what it takes to create the possibility of a happy life.
Eileen was inspired to specialize in private family mediation after working as an Attorney for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Southeast Asia, and mediating hundreds of family and workplace cases in the D.C. and Maryland courts and government agencies, including the Maryland Commission on Human Relations, the Key Bridge Foundation, NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Eileen is certified as a mediator by the Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution (MCDR) and is a collaboratively trained attorney. She served as Committee Chair of MCDR’s performance-based certification program and is a member of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, an advisory committee comprised of judges, attorneys, mediators, and mental health professionals working to improve the access and quality of services available to families going through divorce.
Eileen is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore Law School, teaching Mediation Skills. She has helped to train hundreds of professionals in mediation skills as a trainer and coach for the 40-Hour Basic and 40-Hour Divorce Mediation trainings, approved by the Maryland Court of Appeals and has presented on mediation topics for the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, the D.C. Superior Court Multi-Door program, the Maryland Mediators Convention, the D.C. Bar and various other professional associations.
- J.D., George Washington University Law School
- B.S., cum laude, University of Maryland
- Academy of Professional Family Mediators
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Association for Conflict Resolution
- Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence
- Mediators Beyond Borders (founding member)
- District of Columbia Bar
- State Bar of California
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution (MCDR)