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John R. (Jack) Harding, Jr.
10400 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 424
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
(303) 594-7761
Email: Jack@HardingFamilyLaw.com
Web: www.HardingFamilyLaw.com​

Member of the Bar in Colorado and California

Education

J.D.cum laudePepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, 1992

     Honors:
          Law Review
               Editor, Survey of California Supreme Court Decisions     
               Outstanding Author, 1991
          ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
               Best Brief, Western Region, 1992
          American Jurisprudence Awards
               Advanced Family Law
               Legal Research and Writing

Certificate in Dispute ResolutionInstitute for Dispute Resolution

     Pepperdine University School of Law, 1992

Certification, Secondary School Counseling, University of Denver, 1975

M.Ed., Elementary Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1973

M.A., Religious Studies, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, 1971

B.A., Religion, Miami University, 1969


Areas of Professional Interest

Family Law                                                     Alternative Dispute Resolution           
Mediation                                                        Conflict Management
Legal Research and Writing                           Negotiation Theory


Legal Experience

Solo Practitioner, Harding Law Office, Lone Tree, Colorado, 2005-Present
     - Mediation in domestic relations disputes


Senior Associate and Mediation Department Chair, Harris Law Firm, P.C., Denver, Colorado, 2002-05
     - Mediation and representation in domestic relations disputes
     - Junior associate supervisor

Founding Partner, Center for Divorce Solutions, Denver, Colorado, 1997-2002
     - Mediation and representation in domestic relations disputes
     - Special Advocacy
     - Parenting Coordinator for Denver District Court

Mediator, Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution, Arapahoe & Denver County, Colorado, 1998-2001
     - Mediating domestic relations disputes

Mediator, Jefferson County Mediation Services Program, Jefferson County, Colorado, 1997-98
     - Mediated domestic relations disputes

Mediator and Director, Settlement Assistance Program, Denver Bar Association,

     Denver, Colorado, 1997-98
     - Mediated domestic relations disputes

Program Attorney, Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1992-98
     - Provided legal research supporting projects by JAMS/Endisputeincluding the writing of speeches and

        promotional materials and developing an arbitrators’ code of ethics
     - Provided due diligence investigative information to JAMS/Endisputeon potential neutrals
     - Provided legal research supporting articles, books and training materials on alternative dispute

        resolution
     - Investigated the legal community of various markets to determine the viability of expansion by  

        JAMS/Endispute

Mediator, Ventura Superior and Municipal Courts, 1993-95
     - Mediated legal disputes in real estate, employee relations and domestic relations

Law Clerk, Swartz, Steinsapier, Dohrmann & Sommers, Summer, 1991
     - Provided legal research and drafted briefs in employment lawsuits and arbitrations

Research Assistant, Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Summer, 1990
     - Researched and drafted articles and a book on alternative dispute resolution for California lawyers and 

        judges


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1992-95
     - Taught courses in alternative dispute resolution and mediation
     - Trained visiting Chinese nationals in contract and corporate law

Trainer, Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1992-97
     - Trained groups of attorneys, insurance claims representatives, real estate agents and other professionals

        in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes

Elementary School Counselor, Aurora Public Schools, 1975-80
     - Provided counseling services including individual and small group counseling and classroom

        presentations to up to 2000 students in up to five elementary schools
     - Served as the representative of District counselors on the District Teachers' Advisory Council

Instructor, University of Denver, 1975
     - Taught courses in small group counseling theory and small group counseling practice

Teacher, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1971-74
     - Taught math in grades 4-8

 
Administrative Experience

Junior Associate Supervisor, Harris Law Firm, P.C., 2004-Present
     - Supervised the litigation of three junior associates

Founding Partner, Center for Divorce and Family Mediation, Denver, Colorado, 1997-2002
     - Administered support for the professional activities of two attorneys, one mediator, two
        paralegals and one psychologist, including obtaining and scheduling clients, office support,
        and billing

Program Attorney, Pepperdine University School of Law, Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1992-98
     - Developed a manual for administering arbitrations for JAMS/Endispute, the largest for-profit dispute  

        resolution provider in the country
     - Supervised and evaluated the legal research and writing activates of three research assistants in writing

        articles and reference manuals in alternative dispute resolution
     - Supervised and evaluated secretarial support

Director, Ski Country UniServ, Dillon, Colorado, 1983-89
     - Developed and administered $250,000 budget for a 1,000 member UniServ unit (a division of the

        National Education Association) consisting of thirteen local teachers associations in northwest

        Colorado
     - Consulted with elected officers in administering the UniServ unit and the local associations in the unit
     - Served on, trained, and supervised the activates of local association bargaining teams
     - Developed and promoted an annual conference of legislators and education leaders in northwest

        Colorado
     - Lobbied at the Colorado Legislature on education issues
     - Represented teachers in resolving employment disputes
     - Supervised and evaluated secretarial support

 Chair, Aurora-Littleton UniServ Unit, Aurora, Colorado, 1981-83
     - Assisted in developing and administering a $250,000 UniServ budget for a 2,100 member organization
     - Developed agenda and chaired meetings of officers and program committee chairs
     - Supervised the work of UniServ Director in organizing and consulting with local associations
     - Assisted program committee chairs in developing programs in membership promotion, governmental

        relations and legislative action, instructional and professional development, and teacher rights
     - Supervised and evaluated secretarial support

President, Aurora Education Association, Aurora, Colorado, 1980-83
     - Developed agenda and chaired meetings of officers, program committee chairs, and building

        representatives

     - Served on the District employee relations council
     - Served on and supervised the activities of the association bargaining teams
     - Lobbied at the Colorado Legislature on education issues
     - Represented teachers in resolving employment disputes
     - Promoted the association in the media

 
Publications

Mediation Advocacy, Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter, (Fall, 2004)

“Issues in Personal Injury,” a three-part negotiation national competition problem conducted by the American Bar Association, 1999

“The School District and Its Challengers,” a three-part negotiation national competition problem conducted by the American Bar Association, 1998

“The Hospital Contract,” a three-part negotiation national competition problem conducted by the American Bar Association, 1997

Advanced Mediation Advocacy, Pepperdine Law School Institute for Dispute Resolution, (editor with Denise Madigan, 1996)

“The Agents,” a three-part negotiation national competition problem conducted by the American Bar Association, 1996

Mediation: The Art of Facilitated Dispute Settlement (with L. Randolph Lowry, 1995)

Dealing with Mandatory ADR, Trial Lawyer’s Guide, (Spring, 1995)

“St. Stef’s Brewing Company,” a three-part negotiation national competition problem conducted by the American Bar Association, 1995

Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy, Pepperdine Law School Institute for Dispute Resolution (with L. Randolph Lowry, 1993)

A School Curriculum on Conflict Management (editor, with Lizbeth Harper, 1992)

Beyond Abortion: Human Genetics and the New Eugenics, 18 Pepperdine Law Review 472 (1992)

Northwest Colorado Teachers Bargaining Handbook (1984-89)

A Children’s Coloring Book of Divorce (with Lynn Adams-Landon, 1980)

 
Presentations

 “Teambuilding,” Casa de Corazon, Taos, New Mexico, July 16-18, 2007.

“Communication Styles and a Healthy Work Environment,” Casa de Corazon, Taos, New Mexico, April 30-May 1, 2007.

“The Impact of the Internet on Labor Relations,” Industrial Relations Research Association, Denver, Colorado, June 11, 1998.

“Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy,” Tampa Electric Company, Tampa, Florida, October 22-23, 1997.

“Negotiation and Claims Settlement for Insurance Professionals,” Allstate Insurance Company, Dallas, Texas, April, 1997.

“Negotiating with Difficult People,” Aurora (Colorado) Public Schools Curriculum Department, Aurora, Colorado, August 26, 1996.

“ADR of Civil Rights Claims,” Industrial Relations Research Association, Denver, Colorado, May 31, 1996.

“Negotiation and Claims Settlement for Insurance Professionals,” Farmers Insurance Company, Merced, California, April, 1995.

“Negotiation and Claims Settlement for Insurance Professionals,” Allstate Insurance Company, Alameda, California, April, 1995.

“Negotiation and Claims Settlement for Insurance Professionals,” Farmers Insurance Company, Malibu, California, September, 1994.

“Avoiding Litigation in Real Estate Sales,” Jon Douglas Company, Los Angeles, California, June-August 1994 (15 presentations).

“Negotiation and Claims Settlement for Insurance Professionals,” Allstate Insurance Company, Atlanta, Georgia, March & May, 1994.

“U.S. Corporate and Contract Law,” Chinese Trade Delegation, Malibu, California, June, 1993-March, 1994 (3 presentations).

“Avoiding Litigation in Real Estate Sales,” California Association of Realtors, Marin County, California, Fall, 1993.

“Avoiding Litigation in Real Estate Sales,” California Association of Realtors, Irvine, California, Fall, 1993.

“Advanced Negotiation Skills,” Ventura (California) Center for Dispute Settlement, Ventura, California, June 16, 1993.

“Negotiation and Mediation for Lawyers,” The Rutter Group, February & May, 1993.

“Negotiation for Teachers,” Colorado Education Association, Crested Butte, Colorado, July 1988.