About Us

Mediation Works, Inc., established in 1998, provides New York City area families in conflict with a safe and constructive environment to resolve disputes.  An experienced mediator, with extensive knowledge of the law, will facilitate your negotiations to guide you toward making productive and healthy decisions.  At Mediation Works, we take a holistic approach to conflict, understanding the often extreme emotions associated with familial disputes and the impact this can have on the entire family and other areas of your life.  Whether you are seeking to obtain a “simple” divorce or have a more complicated situation, Mediation Works can guide you through the process, saving you time and money and maintaining your integrity.

Contact us for a consultation to learn more!

Jessica S. Rothberg, Esq.,Jessica S. Rothberg, Esq., Founder of Mediation Works, Inc., is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and has received formal mediation training at The Center for Mediation & Training, The Ackerman Institute for the Family and The Center for Understanding in Conflict.

Jessica is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, an Accredited member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, The Association of Professional Family Mediators, and the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Jessica served as an adjunct at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2008 – 2013) where she taught an advanced seminar on Family and Divorce Mediation. Jessica currently presents on mediation topics throughout New York and oversees the Mediation Works Inc. apprenticeship program where she trains and supervises mediators.

Jessica lives with her family in Brooklyn.


Catherine G. Hannibal, Esq.

Catherine Grace Hannibal, Esq., is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was trained by competitive admission in the “Top Ten” nationally ranked Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution’s Mediation and Divorce Mediation clinics.  She received her MA and BA (with Honors) from Stanford University.

Catherine is an Adjunct Professor with CUNY School of Law’s Mediation Clinic and a Certified Mediator, Mentor and Coach with the New York Peace Institute.  Catherine is currently on the Board of Directors of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and the Association of Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, and is an Accredited member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and a professional member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Catherine has co-taught the Mediation Works, Inc. apprenticeship and has lectured and presented at CUNY School of Law, Cardozo School of Law and Brooklyn Law School and for the NYSCDM Manhattan Peer Group, the Interdisciplinary Forum for Mental Health and Family Law, Lawyers for Children, FDMC, the local chapter of AFCC, and FamilyKind, where she is trained to provide Parenting Education classes in connection with the courts.  Catherine is a founding member of Child Focused Mediation Professionals of New York, a new affiliation of mediators and mental health professionals specially trained to address children’s perspectives in the divorce mediation process.

Catherine lives with her family in Larchmont, NY.

Staff Mediators

Mediation Works, Inc.’s staff of professional mediators have received the highest standard of mediation training and mediate following the Mediation Works best practices and philosophy.  Upon having an initial consultation at our office, we will customize you with the appropriate mediator for your dispute.


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