P. Marshall Yoder

Attorney at Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver, Harrisonburg, VA

Marshall is an attorney who is committed to bringing peacebuilding concepts to the law. Marshall has an active collaborative law practice – a client-centered process in which the parties and their lawyers commit to resolving disputes outside the courtroom through face-to-face meetings where the lawyers serve as facilitators and process guides in addition to providing legal advice when required. He has designed and trained in learning events for mediators, lawyers, and other professionals using dialogue education, conflict transformation and restorative justice principles. Mr. Yoder is also an assistant affiliated professor at Eastern Mennonite University, where he teaches a pre-law capstone course and instructs in theMBA program in the areas of organizational governance and leadership. Marshall has served on the Boards of numerous non-profits and is a member of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute, which trains mental health professionals, financial professionals, mediators, and attorneys in the use of a multi-disciplinary approach to resolving disputes. He also serves on the Civil Practice Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, where he works with dispute resolution professionals from throughout the world in educating people about collaborative practice. Mr. Yoder uses dialogue education principles both in the classroom and in his practice and sees the model as a natural fit for peacebuilding trainings. He holds a JD from Campbell University School of Law and an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University.