jennifer d'andrea


Mediation is a tool used by highly-trained experienced neutrals to help resolve conflict disputes and manage the process. The Mediator's role is to guide the parties through the process without taking sides or imposing any decisions giving the parties involved the opportunity to have their voices heard, retain all decision-making authority, find their own solutions and establish their own agreements. This approach can significantly reduce the heavy stress and minimize the emotional and financial strains that often accompany other types of legal proceedings.

Our mediation programs are:

  • Confidential
  • Preserve relationships
  • Resolved quicker than a trial
  • Produce lasting, meaningful agreements
  • Improve communication between participants
  • Significantly less costly than litigation, (pro bono to qualifying Veterans)


For over 15 years, Jennifer has successfully mediated cases involving injured parties, defendants, insurance carriers, and both plaintiff and defense attorneys, as required in the negotiation and resolution of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases. Jennifer has the experience and knowledge to maximize productivity and help conflicted parties resolve current issues that meet their individual and future goals.

Jennifer is a Certified Mediator according to the standards of the New York State Unified Court Systems, the Office of Alternative Dispute Resoulution (ADR) and Court Improvement Programs, and is a member of NYSDRA (New York State Dispute Resolution Association, and the American Bar Association.

Personal Injury Mediation

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation

Military & Veteran Issues Mediation

For those still in the military, or those who have returned to civilian life, service men and women and their families face specific challenges that can only be understood by those understanding of the military culture. We understand the demands, conflicts, and challenges can be an every day experience and we are here to assist in fostering communication so that the parties can come to a resolution that works for them:

  • Housing
  • Deployment
  • Employment
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce, Custody & Visitation
  • Other personal & legal matters

Divorce, Custody, Visitation Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a smart alternative to costly and lengthy divorce proceedings and can be done in days or weeks versus months and years. The mediator helps both spouses work together to reach an agreement that defines how they will distribute their assets, handle their liabilities, and how they will move forward in supporting themselves and their children. Agreements reached in mediation are more likely to stand the test of time, because the spouses have worked out the agreement themselves, instead of having a judge impose it on them. In addition, divorce mediation allows you to solve your property and custody issues in a private, confidential manner, guided by professional mediators: 

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Plans
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Spousal Maintenance & Support
  • Equitable Distribution of Marital Property


Community Mediation

  • Family Disputes
  • Employer/Employee
  • Peer/School Disputes
  • Supreme Court Cases
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Consumer/Merchant Disputes
  • Commercial or Contract Disputes
  • Violation of Town and/or City Ordinance ... and more


Jennifer O. D'Andrea, LLC 
80 Park Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094  |  Phone: (716) 553.6714