Bill Downes has devoted his professional career to the resolution of conflict as an a mediator, attorney and an arbitrator.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Family Law Mediation.
  • Recipient of the 2010 Peacekeeper Award from the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution.
  • Mediated over 3,000 Family and Divorce cases since 1990.
  • Advanced Family Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution.
  • Awarded the Peter S. Billings, Sr. Outstanding Dispute Resolution Award in 2000.
  • Served as the Executive Director of Utah Dispute Resolution from 1999 through 2004.
  • Trained over 500 lawyers and other professionals in mediation skills as a member of the teaching faculty of Utah Dispute Resolution.
  • Trained as a collaborative attorney 2002.
  • Graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.
  • Law Clerk to Judge Joseph M. Hannon, Washington D. C. 1977.
  • Admitted to Utah State Bar in 1978.
  • Practiced Law in the State and Federal Courts of Utah, 1978-1999.
  • Trained in Family Mediation Skills by CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado 1990. 
  • Graduated from Princeton University in 1972
"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies." Moshe Dayan           

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