Douglas S. Fenton

  • Douglas S. Fenton Mediation Services
    61 - 3054 Trafalgar Street
    Abbotsford, Fraser Valley
    V2S 7X6

  • Office: (604) 910-7922
    Cell: (604) 910-7922
  • LL.B., Mediator

Civil Roster Mediator Details

I am a dual citizen (Canadian/US) and I am qualified to mediate in Washington State as well as in BC. I am prepared to mediate cross-border issues, including immigration, border protection and customs.
I am a retired member of the Law Society of BC. During my law practice years, where I specialized in Municipal/Administrative Law and handled many zoning and land development cases as well as a general civil litigation practice, I became increasingly frustrated with the delay and expense involved in litigation. Where possible, I strove to assist clients to resolve their issues through negotiation and creative problem solving short of litigation. I feel even more strongly about this today and wholeheartedly embrace the concept of mediation. I am trained in interest-based mediation; however, my experience has taught me that a more directive approach is sometimes effective. I am comfortable with both methods and, in consultation with the parties, will employ a format that will best suit their needs and wishes.

I am also a certified mediator-practitioner in Whatcom and Skagitt Counties, WA,USA and am prepared to mediate in Washington State.
  • Business – Business
  • Business - Consumers
  • Community
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Housing & Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury / Motor Vehicle
  • Professional Misconduct
  • Small Claims
  • Wills & Estates
  • $200 - $200
    British Columbia
    My fees are subject to negotiation between $175.00 - $225.00/ hour plus expenses, based on complexity, number of parties and location. I charge $100.00 per hour for travel outside the lower mainland area of BC (Vancouver - Hope) and Whatcom County, Washington. There is no charge for travel within those areas.