Come mediate with Lisa Greenwood Duffee, Melinda H. Eitzen, or retired judge, Marilea W. Lewis.
You can schedule full or half day mediations in our Oak Lawn office or, for your convenience, we will come to you and mediate in your lawyer’s office. Lisa and Melinda use their skills from years of litigation and collaboration to settle even the toughest cases through creative problem solving and option development.  Marilea uses her skills as a retired judge and experienced family law attorney to mediate and settle even seemingly impossible cases.

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Melinda Eitzen, Master in Collaborative practice, family law

Melinda Hartman Eitzen

Melinda Eitzen, recognized by D Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” and one of the “Best Family Law Mediators in Dallas”, is an attorney on the forefront of the collaborative law movement in Texas, is a partner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area based family law practice of Duffee + Eitzen. Focused on multimillion-dollar divorces, custody modifications, paternity cases, and premarital agreements, Melinda Eitzen is highly experienced in all facets of family law, and well versed in managing high-profile cases. She is the daughter of beloved retired Judge, Merrill Hartman, who was a Dallas District Judge for 22 years on both the Civil bench and Family bench.


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Marilea W. Lewis

Tough and experienced, yet compassionate and approachable, Marilea W. Lewis blends an impressive family law background with a client-friendly style, providing a winning combination for those she represents. Board Certified in Family Law, and with a background which includes nearly 25 years on the bench as a Dallas Judge, she is also an accomplished mediator for both general and family practice, and is qualified to sit as a private judge. Her professional admissions include the State Bar of Texas, the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lisa Greenwood Duffee

Lisa Duffee, founding partner of Duffee + Eitzen LLP, efficiently represents her clients as a family law attorney- negotiating and securing financial settlements in divorce, complex property division, and custody cases. She has practiced law in the Dallas area for over three decades, representing clients in jury trials and bench trials. Prior to her transition to family law in 2000 Duffee was a partner at 2 large Dallas law firms, handling complicated business and real estate litigation matters. With experience in collaborative law, Duffee employs compassionate spirit, business acumen, and innovative problem-solving skills to assist clients in reaching their goals. She is known for seeking resolution through negotiation, facilitation of communication, and a clear understanding of the client’s end-goals.