Ed Krauss has been a mediator for over twenty-one years, working with and mediating for private citizens, courts, school districts, cities and other government units, providing over two thousand five hundred hours of service.
Although Ed has mediated domestic issues, his emphasis is in two fields, financial and employment/personnel. Financial matters mediated include investments, property evaluation, landlord/tenant, real estate broker/agent, real estate agent/client, land use, historical preservation, commercial and economic development, foreclosures, credit issues, loan agreements.
Another area of specialization is personnel disputes, including staff relationships, lack of promotion, suspensions; EEO issues such as age, sex, and race discrimination; grievances and disciplinary actions.
Organizations served as a mediator include United States Postal Service, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Real Estate Division of the Department of Development, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Workers Compensation, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Delaware County Municipal Court, Delaware Common Pleas Court, Franklin County Municipal Court, Franklin County Auditor.
Ed continues to build his skills through training, having received over two hundred hours. The training was provided by the Ohio Mediation Association (OMA), the Supreme Court of Ohio, the United States Postal Service, FINRA, the University of Wisconsin Extension Service. He has served as lead or support trainer in providing hundreds of hours of training to high school students, new mediators, and law students.
Ed Krauss holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Toledo, and has received training in economic development from Oklahoma State University. He has been a member of OMA for over twelve years, and has served as president. Ed is an associate member of the Columbus Bar Association, and is a volunteer tutor at the Franklinton Preparatory Academy, helping students build English language skills.