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Elaine A. Wohlner

Elaine A. Wohlner Esq.

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Elaine A. Wohlner, Esq. is a JAMS DENVER neutral.  JAMS Denver is a licensee office. Policies and procedures may differ between JAMS, Inc., and JAMS Denver. Please visit or contact Lisa Gaige at or 303-534-1254 for information related to JAMS Denver. 

Elaine A. Wohlner, Esq. brings a wealth of experience to her mediation practice with dual careers in nursing and law. Since 1994, she has devoted her practice exclusively to alternative dispute resolution and has participated in the successful resolution of hundreds of Civil District Court cases. Many disputes involved complex issues and multiple parties and include personal injury, employment, healthcare, education, professional negligence and, insurance bad faith/coverage issues. Known for her calm demeanor and high settlement rate, Ms. Wohlner is consistently successful at helping parties achieve resolution, often in complex and highly emotional cases.

Resolution Expertise and Training

  • Experienced mediator in labor and employment, personal injury, and general commercial cases
  • Civil litigator in commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment matters
  • Frequent lecturer on basic ADR, employment mediation, civil mediation advocacy, and ethics to bar associations and healthcare professionals
  • Trainer for advanced internship program in civil mediation
  • JAMS and AAA advanced commercial mediation trainings
  • Center for Dispute Resolution mediation training

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal injury/wrongful death claims
  • Employment, including wrongful termination and discrimination claims
  • Bad faith insurance claims/coverage issues
  • Medical and legal professional negligence claims
  • Healthcare, including nursing home negligence claims and physician/hospital contract disputes

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Assn. (Healthcare and Labor and Employment Law Sections; ADR Committee)
  • Denver Bar Association, Arapahoe Bar Association
  • Charter Member, Colorado Chapter of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Background and Education

  • JAMS panelist, 2000-present
  • Mediator, civil disputes, Colorado Judicial Branch, Office of Dispute Resolution, 1995-2003
  • Private mediation and arbitration practice, civil disputes, 1994-2000
  • Private practice, Pryor, Carney & Johnson, P.C., Englewood, CO
  • Private practice, Holme Roberts & Owen, L.L.P., Denver, CO
  • Admitted to the Bar, Colorado, 1982
  • J.D., University of Denver, College of Law, 1981
  • B.S.R.N (summa cum laude), Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, 1974


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