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Barbara L. Hulburt, Esq.

Areas of Experience

Mediation of cases involving employment, family, personal injury, medical malpractice, and contract disputes;  alternative dispute resolution (ADR) training, and design of ADR systems for public and private sectors, including state employee mediation program.

Facilitation of public policy disputes; training and consulting in management and employment issues.

Professional Experience

  • First Director, Department of Dispute Resolution Services, Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia (1991-1996).
  • Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Employee Relations Counselors (1989-1991).
  • Regional Vice President, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (1996-1998).
  • Gubernatorial Appointment, Interagency Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (2006).
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law.
  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.


  • Chair, Virginia State Bar/Virginia Bar Association Joint Committee on Dispute Resolution (1998-2000).
  • Recipient of Outstanding Leadership in ADR Award (2001);  Women of Achievement Award (1998); Outstanding Achievement in ADR Education/Training (1997).
  • Member, Section on Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association.
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution.
  • Faculty Member, National Judicial College (1993-1994).
  • Fluent in Spanish.


  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.  Phi Beta Kappa.

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