Loraine Della Porta


Loraine M. Della Porta, J.D.

Email:  lmdellaporta@themediationgroup.org
Mediation, Arbitration, Organizational Development, Facilitation, Conflict Assessment, Coaching, System Design and Training, Workplace Investigations

Loraine M. Della Porta is an experienced mediator, arbitrator and organizational consultant. She specializes in the areas of labor and employment, education, and land-use disputes. 

Over her career, she has mediated hundreds of disputes focusing on EEO/civil rights, employment, union, labor/management, education, foreclosure, land-use, and environmental disputes. She recently added ERISA disability cases to her list of competencies. In addition to her own practice, she has trained and supervised upcoming mediators.

As a member of the Organizational Practice, she brings a wealth of experience in private and public sectors providing conflict prevention, conflict assessment and organizational development. Loraine is a skilled facilitator and has led facilitation teams for a number of consensus building and public engagement processes for federal, state and municipalities. She has designed and delivered conflict resolution trainings and internal capacity building programs with a focus on leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Loraine is a seasoned investigator providing a neutral and respectful approach to claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination. She has a great deal of experience mentoring affiliate practitioners and providing consultation and coaching for public officials, agency sponsors and convenors.

Loraine currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law and is a past President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (NE-ACR) and the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island (CMCRI).

Loraine holds a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Providence College and has studied extensively at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.