Karen V. Mills’ over two-decade career path of engineering, law and entrepreneurship brings a strategic perspective to the alternative dispute resolution method of mediation. Her enhanced critical-thinking and problem-solving skills have served her well as an electrical engineer designing projects and assisted in her successfully attaining the status of Professional Engineer – the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence. Her strong work ethic and perseverance advanced her from a law firm associate working on patent interference matters to a law firm partner working on corporate mergers & acquisitions.
As a products and services entrepreneur she understands the importance of effectively meeting the needs of her clients and customers. Whether as an engineer, lawyer or entrepreneur, Ms. Mills has consistently utilized her innate ability to carefully listen to all parties to uncover the key issues to productively resolve conflicts and disputes.
Additionally, Ms. Mills’ technical ability (from engineering), legal reasoning and negotiation skills (from law), business acumen (from entrepreneurship) and fairness and impartiality (from serving as a hearing officer) are valuable attributes to the role of a mediator.
Ms. Mills is a registered mediator with the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, adhering to its professional and ethical standards.