Marta J. Papa is an Attorney, Mediator and President of a successful family law firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Her practice primarily focuses on helping clients resolve disputes outside the courtroom using mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Marta’s passion for mediation stems from her belief in each individual’s right to self-determination.
Marta is honored that her reputation as a top mediator and educator of dispute resolution has been recognized at the national level. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine as well as being named one of the Top Ten Women in Leadership by American Airlines. She is frequently asked to speak at national conferences on Conflict Resolution and Mediation and has authored numerous articles for national legal publications and scholarly journals.
Marta combines her knowledge of the law with her post-graduate degree from the prestigious Menninger Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy to develop programs and workshops on dispute resolution. She teaches such trainings nationwide to Judges, Attorneys, Business Owners, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Clergy, and other groups interested in learning how to resolve disputes utilizing creative options and approaches. She is often called upon to mediate disagreements in business organizations where her clients need to maintain a positive working relationship after the disagreement is resolved.
Marta has just finished producing a set of four DVDs demonstrating an actual Divorce Mediation, which will be marketed nationwide. She is also in the process of writing a graduate-level textbook on mediation.