Karin S. Hobbs has served exclusively as a professional mediator since 1998. Having successfully mediated thousands of disputes, Ms. Hobbs is known as a proactive mediator with integrity, creativity, patience and an ability to bring parties together to settle difficult disputes. Ms. Hobbs mediates a wide variety of legal disputes including general commercial litigation, employment, construction, family business disputes, personal injury, divorce, and probate/guardianship. She has mediated resolutions in multi-party cases requiring resolution of several lawsuits and has the ability to diffuse and resolve emotionally-charged cases.
Ms. Hobbs, a 1985 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law, established the Appellate Mediation Office at the Utah Court of Appeals in 1997 and served thereafter as Chief Appellate Mediator for four years. She also worked as an attorney for the Utah Court of Appeals for ten years, and Bar Counsel for the Utah State Bar. In 2004, She was the awarded the Peter W. Billings, Sr. Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution for her work as a mediator and trainer. She has served as a board member on the Utah State Bar Commission and the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. Ms. Hobbs is also an active member of the International Academy of Mediators, participating in and conducting trainers. She has published several articles on mediation and has conducted hundreds of trainings in mediation and negotiation to students at the University of Utah College of Law and to mediators and attorneys in the Intermountain area and for the International Academy of Mediators.