United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Daniel Bowling

Daniel Bowling joined the ADR Program as Staff Attorney in March 2006 and has been mediating since 1986.  He taught advanced mediation at LaTrobe Law School in Melbourne and Osgoode Hall School of Law in Toronto and negotiation at Hastings College of Law and Howard Law School.  He also taught advanced mediation skills in New Zealand and at the International Summer School for Business Mediation in Austria. He co-edited/co-authored Bringing Peace into the Room: The Personal Qualities of the Mediator and their Impact on Conflict Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2003), and co-authored “The Mediation Process” in A Litigator's Guide to Effective Use of ADR in California (Cal CEB, 2005).  He co-founded the first mediation organization in South Carolina, the Low Country Mediation Network.  As Executive Director of SPIDR, he managed the merger among SPIDR, AFM, and the Conflict Resolution Education Network that created the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), and served as its first CEO.  He practiced law and was Public Defender in Charleston, SC and was on the founding faculty of Antioch School of Law.  He graduated from Harvard Law School and has practiced yoga and meditation for over thirty-five years.