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Michelle Minor

Michelle has developed a well-deserved reputation as a skilled mediator with an outstanding work ethic. She brings 25 years of corporate experience linked with a Masters of Arts in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution. Michelle is an approved mediator through the Kansas Supreme Court’s Office of Judicial Administration. She is a mediator for the EEOC and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).  She serves as an Arbitrator with the NASD and the Better Business Bureau.  She has also accepted an internship with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.


In addition to her accomplishments as a successful mediator/arbitrator, Michelle has demonstrated an unusual breadth of business-related experience. Her career in the corporate world has given her unique perspective and insight as to the complex issues facing large corporations today.  She brings to the table professional experience related to international business, corporate acquisition/mergers, vendor/supplier relations, marketing management, employee relations and EEOC issues. This background places Michelle in an inimitable position to assist the corporate environment in planning, developing and instituting in-house dispute resolution systems.   


Michelle Minor is an associate of Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC.  You may contact her through our Topeka or Kansas City offices.





Securities Arbitrator


    Trading Disputes



 Employment over (200 cases)

 Statutory Protection                           

  • Sexual Harassment (multi-party)
  • Race Discrimination (multi-party)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Religion
  • Retaliation
  • Equal Pay/Comparable Worth

Arbitration Clauses


Public Policy

Workman’s Compensation

Unemployment Issues

Unfair Labor Practices

Union Grievances



Hostile Work Envirnment

Breach of Employment Contract

Unfair Hiring Practices

Medical Screening

Negligent Hiring

Workplace Privacy and Free Speech

Off Work Activity


Territory Disputes

Wrongful Termination

Workplace Drug Testing 



  •  Supplier Product Recall (manufacturer)
  •  Product Exclusivity


Real Estate

    Contract Disputes

    Property Condition

    Property Line               


Personal Injury  (multi-party) 



  Property Division





Professional Training

Harvard Negotiation Initiative

Employment Mediation

Civil Mediation

Domestic Mediation

Investigating EEOC Claims

Johnson County District Court Practicum

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Practicum

State of Kansas Tenth Judicial District Internship

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – Labor Internship

FINRA Arbitration Training

FINRA Chairperson Training

American Bar Association – Comprehensive Arbitration Training

Impact of Recent Changes in ADA and FMLA – Missouri Bar Association


Professional Associations

Heartland Mediators Association

American Arbitration Association

FINRA Dispute Resolution

Employment Practices Network of Kansas City



Speaking Engagements

EEOC Technical Assistance Program – EEOC Mediation

Heartland Mediators Association – Workplace Mediation

Heartland Mediators Association – Preparing for an EEOC Mediation

American Arbitration Association – What Clients Need to Know About Mediation

Associates in Dispute Resolution – Designing ADR Systems

Associates in Dispute Resolution – Emerging Strategies for Managing Business

Associates in Dispute Resolution – Current Issues in Employment Arena

National Business Institute – Alternative Dispute Resolution: Tips, Tricks and Trends

Baker University – The Practice of Mediation

American Arbitration Association – Rules of Arbitration

University of Missouri Columbia - Mediation Coach



Spring Hill College - BS in Political Science and Liberal Arts

Baker University – MA in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

UMKC School of Law – Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law



SHRM – Senior Human Resource Professional Certification 

Core, Civil and Domestic Certification through Kansas Supreme Court


Topeka Office
212 S.W. 8th Ave., Suite 207
Topeka, KS 66603
785-357-0002 (fax)
Kansas City Office
1600 Genessee, Suite 838
Kansas City, MO 64102
(816) 531-1001
(816) 531-1221 (fax)