Professional Mediation Since 1990
Virginia Supreme Court Certified
Warrenton 540-341-4615 Manassas 703-222-0124 Fairfax 571-295-7857

About Us

Located in Warrenton, Manassas and Fairfax, Virginia, Mulford Mediation was established in 1990 by Philip M. Mulford, an attorney, to provide a better means of resolving disputes than the traditional, costly, time consuming, and generally unsatisfying adversarial lawsuit approach.

Mulford, a graduate of Duke University and The University of Virginia School of Law, practiced law from 1982 to 1990 and then devoted himself fulltime to mediation.

Mulford was one of the first mediators to receive Virginia Supreme Court certification when the Virginia Supreme Court began certifying mediators in 1993 and maintains the highest levels of certification in both family and business mediation. Mulford has lobbied the Virginia Supreme Court and the Virginia General Assembly in an effort to increase Virginia's standards for mediator certification.

"Highly recommend Mr. Mulford as mediator to anyone -- no ifs, ands, or buts."

Mulford is a frequent speaker to business, community, church, civic, trade, and professional groups, and has published articles in various publications including UVALawyer, the Fairfax Bar Association Journal, Discover, and the Virginia Episcopalian on mediation.

Mulford teaches attorneys Continuing Legal Education seminars approved by the Virginia State Bar Association. These programs help attorneys better understand mediation and their ethical responsibilities to their clients regarding mediation. All Virginia attorneys are ethically required to advise their clients about the advantages, disadvantages, availability, and appropriateness of alternative dispute resolution processes -- the most common one being mediation. If your attorney has not discussed mediation with you or is unfamiliar with it, please call Mulford Mediation. We would be happy to answer your questions.

"In what could have been a very dark time in our both our lives, you kept shining the light of focus. For this, we will always be grateful. Again, our sincere thanks for your expertise."


Mulford also conducts communication seminars for couples and businesses to help people become aware of why their family or business personal interaction is not working and then create procedures to replace the old, unsuccessful means of communication with better, more appropriate, satisfying, and peaceful means of communication.

Judges, attorneys, fellow mediators, and former clients refer most of the mediation business that Mulford Mediation conducts. Mulford Mediation will provide you with a positive and constructive environment in which you will be able to control and make the decisions that will affect you, your children, and your future.

Convenient to Northern Virginia, Mulford Mediation serves the following areas:

Bristow, Chantilly, Herndon, Reston, Centreville, Fairfax, Springfield, Vienna, Tysons Corner, Fair Oaks, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Fredericksburg, Winchester, Middleburg, Woodbridge, Dumfries, Oakton, Falls Church, McLean, Sterling, Front Royal, Leesburg, Quantico, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Dulles, Brambleton, South Riding, Arlington, Annandale, Warrenton, Marshall, Bealton, Dunn Loring, Great Falls, Merrifield, Lees Corner, Oak Hill, Manassas Park, Manassas City, Fauquier County, Culpeper County, Rappahannock County, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Clarke County, and Orange County.

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