Welcome! Mediation works to resolve disputes. Little Falls Mediation, located in Arlington, Virginia, offers divorce and family mediation services. We also help to resolve disputes in community, workplace, non-profit, business, and civil matters. Our mission is to provide a caring, empathetic environment where clients feel comfortable, safe, and empowered in discussing and resolving conflict.
Ellice Halpern is the founder of and principal mediator at Little Falls Mediation. She was voted Best Attorney 2018 by the readers of the Arlington Sun Gazette in its March 22, 2018 issue that contains the Best of Arlington 2018 Poll. She has evolved from working as a lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. to working as a fair, focused, competent, and experienced mediator in Northern Virginia. She has great success in helping parties with different types of conflicts find options and resolution. Her interpersonal skills enable her to assist parties to move from impasse to agreement while maintaining neutrality. Because of her exceptional legal education and mediator training and her warm, compassionate, calm, and non-judgmental professional manner, she is able to meet difficult challenges with excellent results in an often highly charged negotiating arena.
Ellice presented "Managing Emotions in Mediation" at the Virginia Mediation Network Fall 2017 conference at the University of Richmond School of Law, as well as a talk on "Mediation and Negotiation" to the Leadership Arlington Class of 2017 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington with her colleague Renee Reynolds. Ellice and Renee are also Adjunct Professors of Law at the George Mason Antonin Scalia School of Law; they co-teach an Alternative Dispute Resolution class in the fall that includes exploration of mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and collaborative law, as well as a Mediation class in the spring.