Courtney is the CEO and Conflict Resolution Specialist at Courtney Anne Chicvak Mediation LLC, a Long Island-based alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm dedicated to promoting peace within families.
As an International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator, Courtney has used the facilitative and transformative mediation models during hundreds of disputes to support difficult conversations, to inspire understanding, and to empower participants to discover pathways to their own resolutions.
Her mediation experience includes commercial, civil, employment, workplace, personal injury, community, special education, housing (residential landlord-tenant), intellectual property, co-parenting (custody & visitation), divorce, adult family, trusts and estates, and pet disputes. She mediates in several settings: community dispute resolution centers, the New York State Unified Court System, a non-profit organization and private mediation practice.
An experienced educator, Courtney teaches students conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, argumentation, and advocacy courses as a Lecturer at Columbia University, an Online Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University, and an Online Instructor at Abilene Christian University.
As a Negotiation Coach at the Women In Negotiation (WIN) Summit organization, she educates women on negotiating deals and reaching agreements. In addition, she works as a Conflict Resolution Coach at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and Hitotsubashi University as part of the Global Network for Advanced Management, teaching professionals and students how to communicate effectively and facilitate the resolution of disputes.
Courtney has been appointed to the Fulbright Specialist program roster through the U.S. Department of State, and she researches, presents, and publishes internationally on alternative dispute resolution and law applied to community and organizational topics. Furthermore, she serves in leadership roles in various professional organizations and contributes to her community regularly through volunteering.
An attorney in New York, Courtney is a graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master's Program at Columbia University, and St. John's University School of Law.
- J.D., St. John's University
- M.S., Columbia University
- B.S., Cornell University