Beth Ornstein Associate

Beth Brown Ornstein

BETH BROWN ORNSTEIN, J.D., is an experienced dispute resolution professional, trainer, and attorney.  Beth received her bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University in 1977 and her law degree from the George Washington University in 1981.  She completed her initial mediation training in 1991, and has also been trained in mediation-arbitration , conflict coaching, managing workplace conflict, parenting coordination/decision making, and restorative justice practices.  Beth is qualified by the Mediation Association of Colorado (MAC) as a Professional Mediator.  She is a certified MBTI®* practitioner has studied Non Adversarial Communication with Connection Partners, Inc.  Beth is also a pre-qualified Colorado Department of Transportation Dispute Review Board Candidate.

Beth founded Colorado Mediation Center, LLC (CMC) in 2000.  As the manager of CMC, she provides mediation, arbitration, mediation-arbitration, parenting coordination/decision making, conflict coaching, and facilitation services for individuals and organizations experiencing workplace, family, business, real estate, construction, and other disputes.  Beth also provides conflict management, communications, team-building, and MBTI® training programs for private businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. You can learn more about Beth’s practice at

As a private attorney, Beth has practiced contract, criminal, business and family law.  As an attorney for the District of Columbia, she litigated contracts disputes and criminal matters and provided legal advice regarding contract, administrative and personnel matters. She also clerked for the HUD and DOE Contract Appeals Boards.

Beth is a member of MAC; Association for Conflict Resolution; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (Boulder IDC); Colorado Bar Association; and the Boulder County Bar Association (BCBA).  She has served as a co-chair for the BCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and has served on the Board of the Boulder IDC.  She keeps informed about current developments in law and dispute resolution through participation in many continuing legal and dispute resolution education programs.

* MBTI, Myers-Briggs, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.


Served with Beth on a steering committee that recently launched a successful community career networking group. The group got off the ground and is thriving in large part due to Beth’s diligence and leadership in working through many obstacles. She has demonstrated her excellent mediation skills in bringing dissonant parties to agreement.

Ilyse Schechtel, Financial and Business Operations ExecutiveBeth Brown Ornstein is a very experienced and deft mediator. With her attention to detail and her integrity, there was no doubt that every potential path for agreement was explored. Her agreements left every participant satisfied that they had gotten the best arrangement possible and that every part of the agreement was recorded and could and would be fulfilled. She had the highest client satisfaction and lowest default rate in the agency.
– Richard Williams, MSW, LSW

You have a good manner and ability to keep parties moving forward.
– Mary Street, Attorney