Ann Wilson


Ann M. Wilson, MS, CFLE

I earned a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas approximately 25 years ago, and have worked primarily in the area of family law.  More recently, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies, both from the University of Nevada, Reno.  In June of 2015, I attained full certification status as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations.

My knowledge of the law combined with my Family Life Educator certification and extensive mediation training make me uniquely qualified to conduct family matter mediations, including divorce and child custody/visitation issues.

I am on the Family Services Program Mediation Panel for court-ordered mediations involving child custody and guardianships in the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County, Nevada, as well as on the court-approved roster of mediators for court-ordered child custody matters in the Ninth Judicial District Court in Douglas County, Nevada.  In addition to child custody and divorce cases, I am on the panel of mediators for the Statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program.  Juvenile Dependency matters involve cases where children have been removed from the care of their parents due to allegations of abuse or neglect.  

As a mediator, I have conducted over 1,700 mediations and have attained the Certified Advanced Practitioner status from the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

I am on the board of directors of the Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition and the Neighborhood Mediation Center, and am a former Co-Chair of the Family section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Featured Member Certified Mediator Certified Online Family Mediator

Professional Standards

1. Standards of Practice

As a Family Mediator I subscribe to the Standards of Practice adopted by the ABA Family Section, AFCC, and ACR.

2. Code of Ethics

As a Certified Family Life Educator I am bound by the Code of Ethics adopted by NCFR.


  • University of Nevada Reno – 08-2013 through 05-2015
    Master of Science – Human Development and Family Studies with specialization in Addiction Treatment and Prevention Services.    GPA: 4.0.
    Professional Paper:  Mediation Meets Family Life Education: A Perfect Marriage to Aid Divorce.
  • University of Nevada Reno – 08-2010 through 05-2013
    Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, minors in Human Development and Family Studies and Addiction Treatment Services.  In cursu honorum and Summa cum laude.  Cumulative GPA: 3.99.
    Honors Thesis:  Divorce: A Potential Gateway to Positive Child Development.
  • Truckee Meadows Community College – 01-2008 through 05-2010
    Associate of Arts (with Distinction).  GPA: 4.0
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas – 1997
    Paralegal Certificate Program


Certified Family Life Educator (certification number 1178858, valid through June 2025) – National Council on Family Relations

Certified Mediator -

Certified Online Mediator -

Certified Advanced Practitioner - Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)​
  • American Bar Association – Dispute Resolution Section (ABA-DR)
  • Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts (AFCC)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition (NDRC)
  • Washoe County Bar Association (WCBA)

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