Duane Ruth-Heffelbower, Attorney Mediator
Duane Ruth-Heffelbower, Attorney and Counselor at Law, mediator, arbitrator and facilitator in all disputes. Consultant to organizations in transition..
Attorney admitted to the California Bar in 1974, conflict specialist, businessman, victimologist, professional mediator, facilitator and intervention specialist since 1985. Trained and experienced counselor, teacher of alternative dispute resolution. Thousands of cases handled as advocate, mediator, arbitrator or facilitator in everything from schoolyard fights to international disputes between governments. Thousands of people trained in conflict resolution on five continents in over a hundred languages with a specialty in inter-religious and cross-cultural disputes. Serve as a settlement officer in Fresno County Superior Court. His wife of over 46 years founded the Circles of Support and Accountability re-entry program for paroled sex offenders, and currently serves as Executive Conference Minister of Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.
Associate Professor of Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University; member of the graduate faculty in peacemaking and conflict studies; member of the faculty of the Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies degree completion program; member of the faculty in the School of Business Leadership Studies MA Program. Retirement from the university July 31, 2015.
Clients served throughout Central California, including the cities of Bakersfield, Bass Lake, Chowchilla, Clovis, Coalinga, Coarsegold, Corcoran, Delano, Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Firebaugh, Fowler, Hanford, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Lemoore Naval Air Station, Lindsay, Madera, Mendota, Merced, North Fork, Oakhurst, Orange Cove, Parlier, Porterville, Reedley, Sanger, San Joaquin, Selma, Tulare, Visalia, Woodlake, as well as Fresno County, Kern County, Kings County, Madera County, Merced County, Tulare County, Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park. Services nationwide and around the world.