Attorney Rebecca Simpson to speak at national mediation conference

by Mandy Hicks

Rebecca Simpson
Rebecca Simpson

ELPO partner Rebecca Simpson will speak April 21 at the Association of Attorney-Mediators national conference in Indianapolis. She will speak on the ethics involved in mediation.

“In every area of law, there are ethical considerations,” Rebecca said. “Mediation is no exception. All mediators need to make sure they are free of conflicts and neutral in cases. The hope is to get both parties to come to a mutually acceptable and durable agreement.”

Rebecca will be presenting with Ernest “Hank” Jones II of Lexington and Courtenay Bass of Dallas, Texas.

About Rebecca Simpson

Rebecca joined ELPO in 2016 and practices in the area of family law and mediation. Rebecca is a recognized leader in alternative dispute resolution, serving as the current Chair-Elect for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Rebecca’s family law practice encompasses divorce, child custody, collaborative divorce and adoption, among other services. She also provides mediation services in family law and estate cases. She is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators.

Rebecca can be reached at (270) 781-6500 or

About the Association of Attorney-Mediators

The Association of Attorney-Mediators is a national organization for attorneys who also practice as mediators. It was originally founded by the late Steve Brutsché in 1989, and incorporated as a non-profit in 1991. The first AAM members were a self-selected group of attorneys who had a minimum tenure in the practice of law, who had completed a training course consisting of instruction and observation of experienced mediators, who had conducted required pro bono mediations, and whose background had been carefully screened. These same requirements remain in place for new AAM members, as well as minimum annual continuing education and experience requirements for all members to maintain proficiency and quality. AAM’s creation was the result of the inception of mediation by professional attorney-mediators in Texas, where the first two areas to embrace the process were Dallas and Houston.