Sectors of Practice
Pete Desrochers is one of Canada’s Chartered Mediators and Certified Mediator in the United States, as well as an arbitrator. He has completed over 3,600 mediations covering four continents. Although he practices mostly in Alberta and focuses on divorce and family matters such as wills and estates, he is also an accomplished corporate mediator. Pete trains organizations on conflict resolution, anti-bullying constructive communications and morale enhancement. His portfolio of high-profile mediations included working with the U.S. soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany; a firefighters’ labor dispute, a wrongful death suit, several trade agreements between Asian countries, the alleged kidnapping of a child to Japan during a custody battle and even several mediations around the murder of a celebrity in Atlanta. Pete is the founder of the mediation firm called “The Negotiators” in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Ft. McMurray, Saskatoon, Denver and in Atlanta Georgia, where several years ago it was named one of Atlanta’s top 10 Small Businesses of the Year. In 2022 Pete became President of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, a federally registered charity with the mandate to educate Albertans on various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and make them more available to the general public. Pete believes that, despite the high-profile cases, the biggest need for mediation is among everyday people who are terrified about getting a divorce, losing their kids or surviving on a single income. Maybe you are or scared to go to work due to mounting stress, a bully or problems with your boss. These fears can be addressed. If you have the courage, the humility and patience, you can undo a lot more than you might ever imagine and retrieve things of great value you thought were lost.
ADR Training & Qualifications
Probate mediation (wills and estates)
Physical & Sexual abuse
Juvenile mediation (delinquent)
Juvenile mediation (depreivation)
Pete has extensive international mediation experience and mediating for the military.
Other Professional Qualifications
Guardian Ad Litem
Magistrate Court Mediator