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Loraine Della Porta, Mediator, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Loraine Della Porta

The Mediation Group
235 Cypress Street
Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617) 277-9232
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Recognized to Massachusetts Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Rhode Island

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Facilitation & Systems Design
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1990
  • # of MEDS (as of 5/6/23)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 5/6/23)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Loraine M. Della Porta is an experienced mediator, arbitrator and organizational consultant. She specializes in the areas of labor and employment, education, and land-use disputes. 

Over her career, she has mediated hundreds of disputes focusing on EEO/civil rights, employment, union, labor/management, education, foreclosure, land-use, and environmental disputes. She recently added ERISA disability cases to her list of competencies. In addition to her own practice, she has trained and supervised upcoming mediators.

As a member of the Organizational Practice, she brings a wealth of experience in private and public sectors providing conflict prevention, conflict assessment and organizational development. Loraine is a skilled facilitator and has led facilitation teams for a number of consensus building and public engagement processes for federal, state and municipalities. She has designed and delivered conflict resolution trainings and internal capacity building programs with a focus on leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Loraine is a seasoned investigator providing a neutral and respectful approach to claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination. She has a great deal of experience mentoring affiliate practitioners and providing consultation and coaching for public officials, agency sponsors and convenors.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Public Policy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Providence College
  • Studied extensively at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Past President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (NE-ACR) 
  • Past President of the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island (CMCRI)
  • Co-Chair American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Public Disputes & Consensus Building Committee

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