Katherine Newcomer, Esq. MediATION SERVICES, LLC

Divorce Mediation Services

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Katherine G. Newcomer,  Esq.

  • Two arbitration decisions from CAP Motors and CAP Homes in Thomason Reuters Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Next, 2013
  • The Phoenix and the Falcon, an historical novel, 2014
  • “Online Dispute Resolution Decision Making – A NetNeutrals Practitioner’s View” in Online Dispute Resolution: An international Business Approach to Solving Consumer Complaints, 2015



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NJPAM 40 hour Divorce Mediation Training. Fall 2015, Spring 2016

  • CAP Motors Arbitrations for Porsche Motors through Demars and Associates, 507 North Grand Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53186 Phone:  (262) 549-6700 ‎ since December, 2011.
  • Cap Homes Arbitrations through Demars and Associates since October, 2012.
  • NetNeutrals Dispute Resolution for EBay Motors through Demars and Associates since November, 2012.

"Ms. Newcomer was both cost effective and fair!"

          -- Mediation Client

"I was surprised at the ease of the mediation process."

          -- Mediation Client



  • NJAPM 1st Combined Advanced Annual Divorce/Civil Seminar “Spotlighting the Mediation Talent of NJAPM” June 13th 2015 – Advanced Divorce Chairperson
  • NJAPM 22nd Annual Conference: “Mediators: Setting the Stage and Managing the Show”– Co-Chairperson November 14, 2015
  • NJAPM 2nd Combined Advanced Annual Divorce/Civil Seminar “Spotlighting the Mediation Talent of NJAPM” May 7th, 2016.Advanced Divorce Chairperson.
  • NJAPM 23rd Annual Conference:  Co- Chairperson November 5th, 2016

MEDIATION Educational background:

Graduated from Rutgers School of Law - Newark in 1978. She became a member New Jersey Bar in 1978. 

A cum laude graduate of Drew University (1975) in Music and Religion, she realized that Mediation was a better fit with her philosophy and life goals. 

As a non-practicing lawyer, she can more easily see both sides of the situation: she does not naturally advocate for one party against the other.  She has extensive experience in acting as a neutral facilitator to help clients to arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement.

  • In Private Practice since September, 2003.
  • Approved Mediator:  On the Roster for the Superior Court of New Jersey Somerset County Family Part, as a custodial mediator since January, 2004.
  • Approved Mediator:  New Jersey Judiciary's Administrative Office of the Courts' (AOC) Economic Mediation Program for Family/Divorce Cases, Rule 1:40 for cases that have not settled at the Court's Early Settlement Panel since March 2010.


arbitration EXPERIENCE:

  • Member of the New Jersey Bar, 1978
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators:

-Director:  NJAPM Board of Directors, 2008 to 2013.
-Member:  NJAPM, 2003 to present.      
-Chair: NJAPM Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Peer Mediation Group, 2005 to 
-NJAPM Ad Hoc Committee exploring the role of mediation in N.J. 2012 -2013.
-Chair:  All NJAPM Peer Mediation Groups - Statewide, 2008 to present.
-Editor:  NJAPM Flash e-newsletter January, 2011 to present.

-NJAPM Education Committee, Subcommittee Chair of Webinars: 2013 to present. Developed, implemented, moderated and coordinated numerous webinars for NJAPM.

  • Safe Harbor Access Centers:

-Director:  Board of Directors, 2007 to December, 2015.

-Secretary: 2014 to December, 2015.

  • Drew University, B.A., cum laude 1975.

  • Ripon Hall, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1974 to 1975.

  • Rutgers – The State University, School of Law, Newark, J.D., 1978.

  • The Institute of Dispute Resolution, Montclair, New Jersey

1. Completed: 40-hour course in Divorce Mediation in September 2002.
2. Interned: The Institute of Dispute Resolution from October 2002 through March 2003.  A core group met for 20 evenings for 3-hour sessions. We mediated divorces with diverse couples under supervision of highly experienced professionals in the field. 
3. Completed: The Institute’s Seminar in New Jersey’s current divorce laws.
We met four three hours sessions during the month of January 2003 and reviewed the current laws impact on Economic Divorce Mediation.

  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, (NJAPM), 26 Park Street, Montclair, New Jersey.​

1. NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar (6 hours), March 5, 2005.
2. NJAPM Seminar:  How the Uniform Mediation Act Affects Your Mediation Practice (4 hours), April 20, 2005
3. NJAPM Annual Conference: “Crisis, Culture, and Competence in Mediation,” November 3, 2007
4. NJAPM Annual Conference: “Mediation 2008: A 360 Degree View,” November 15, 2008
5. NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar with Woody Moosten, April 12, 2008. 

6. NJAPM Annual Advanced Mediation, May 16, 2009
7. NJAPM Annual Conference, “Mediation’s Turning Point: An Alternative Becomes Mainstream,” November 14, 2009
8. NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, April 17th 2010
9. NJAPM Annual Conference, November 13, 2010
10. NJAPM Annual Conference, “Mediation:  Bringing Peace to the Family, the 
Community, and the World,” November 19, 2011.
11. NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, April, 2011
12. NJAPM Annual Conference, “A Day with Woody Moosten,” November 17, 2012
13. NJICLE Family Law  Update and Family Law Seminar, Webinars, December, 2012
14. NJAPM Annual Conference, “Mediation Mastery,” November 16, 2013.
15. NJAPM Safety and Conflict in Mediation, April 12, 2014
16. NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, May 9, 2014
17. NJAPM Annual Conference, “Keep C.A.L.M.,” November 15, 2014
18. NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, June 13, 2015
19. NJAPM Annual Conference: “Mediators: Setting the Stage and Managing the Show” November 14, 2015