Lynn MacBeth

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6300


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
M.S., Carlow University

Lynn MacBeth is recognized locally and nationally as a leading conflict mediator. Her practice focuses on workplace, family, business, and liability cases. She holds the designation of Advanced Practitioner, and is a provider of Basic Family Mediation Training approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution in Washington, D.C. MacBeth leads training and skills workshops around the country and in Pittsburgh. MacBeth is a Generations Mediator (the court-mandated custody program of the Allegheny County Court), federal court mediator, a U.S. Postal Service mediator, a bankruptcy court mediator, and a mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). MacBeth accepts private cases involving insurance claims, business disputes, family issues, workplace disputes, personal injury and product liability, professional liability, and intellectual property.

MacBeth's practice includes management of divorce, business, civil and family and workplace conflicts. She has extensive experience handling complex legal and financial issues in the courtroom and in mediation. MacBeth has mediated over 3,000 cases. She obtained her B.A. in English from Chatham University and her juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. MacBeth is a past officer and director of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania and Editor of Mediation News. She is an advanced practitioner and her mediation training is approved by of the Association for Conflict Resolution and holds a certificate in Gestalt therapy from the Gestalt Institute of New England. In addition she has served as opinion editor of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal, columnist for The Lawyer's Journal, and elected member of the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Assn. An adjunct professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law, she also presents workshops in mediation practice and theory for the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution Academy of Family Mediators, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Washington County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, McKean County Court of Common Pleas. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Collaborative Lawyers, and other venues.


Art of Mediation: Theory and Practice