About the Mediators

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Ben W. Lieberman, JD, MBA


Ben W. Lieberman is a mediator and managing member of Primary Dispute Resolution.  He is also an attorney who has practiced in the areas of family law, personal injury law, commercial litigation, and real estate law.  He has tried cases to judges and juries regarding divorce, child custody, divorce modification, personal injury, contract, real estate, and product liability.  He has experience on all sides of court disputes—representing large corporations, insurance companies and injured people in injury cases, men and women in divorce cases, creditors and debtors in commercial cases.  Ben has also worked for two judges, so he understands how judges go about making decisions.

Ben has received training in mediation from Utah Dispute Resolution, and he is on the roster of approved mediators for the Utah State Courts.  He mediates all types of civil cases, including divorce and family law, personal injury, real estate, and commercial disputes.

Ben has a law degree and a masters in business administration from the University of Denver.  Ben has an understanding of the legal and practical aspects of complex financial transactions that assists him in mediating complex divorces or commercial disputes.

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Katie Barrett Lieberman, MSW, LCSW


Katie Barrett Lieberman is a mediator and licensed clinical social worker.  In addition to being a mediator at Primary Dispute Resolution, she maintains a private counseling practice, where she sees individual adults, couples, and adolescents.  She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and she holds a masters degree in social work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.