Stephen S. Boaz


  • President, Boaz & Associates, P.C., Oklahoma City, OK (1995-present)
  • President and Co-Founder, Dispute Resolution Consultants, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK (1992-1995)
  • Partner, Paulk, Moles, & Boaz, Oklahoma City, OK (1992-1995)
  • Partner, Durbin, Larimore, & Bialick, Oklahoma City, OK (1985-1992)
  • Legal Intern and Associate, Holloway, Dobson, Hudson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, OK (1983-1985)
  • Business Manager, Shaw’s Gulf, Inc., Stillwater, OK (1977-1981)
  • Training Director, Stillwater Police Services, Stillwater, OK (1971-1977)


  • Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma (1983)
  • Master of Criminal Justice Administration, Oklahoma City University (1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Oklahoma State University (1971)


  • USDC Western District of Oklahoma Mediator Panel (1991-2012) (Court disbanded Panel in 2012)
  • Qualified Mediator in all Oklahoma State District Courts (12 O.S. 1825)
  • Resolution Systems, Inc. – Mediator Panel
  • EEOC Contract Mediator (1999-2005)
  • Former REDRESS Mediator – US Postal Service
  • AAA/Cyber Settle Mediation Program Panel-2007
  • Administrative Law Judge – Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (2006 – 2012)
  • Advanced Mediator Certification (2000) – Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; USDC, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and Chickasaw Nation Bar Associations

Courses and Training in Dispute Resolution

  • 02/14/2017: National Tornado Summit. (Panel member along with CAT Claims Adjuster and Professional Engineer discussing handling claims arising from wind and tornado catastrophes and how to work together for a successful claim resolution.)
  • 10/02/2015: OBA ADR Section and OCU School of Law CLE (“Managing High Conflict Personalities”)
  • 09/18/2015: Oklahoma Claims Association Fall Convention (Presenter – “Mediation Update”)
  • 2/27/2014 and 3/19/2014: Conducted Mediation Training for 22 members of Integris Baptist Group HR Department
  • 2013, OBA ADR Section CLE (Presenter – “Maximizing Your Mediation”)
  • 2013, OCBA Bench & Bar Conference (Co-presenter – “Mediation Tips”)
  • 2013, CE Seminar, American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance Claims Personnel (Speaker – “Negotiations Redux”)
  • 2012, OBA Insurance Section CLE (Presenter – “What’s New In Ethics”)
  • 2012, OBA CLE, Insurance Law Update (Presenter – “Impact of Jury Verdicts on ADR”)
  • 2010, Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association CLE (Panel Member – “New Developments in Employment Law”)
  • 2010, OBA/ADR Section, Basic Civil Mediation Training (Instructor – “Mediation Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Confidentiality”)
  • 2009, Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association CLE (Speaker – “Ethics and the Art of Settlement”)
  • 2008, OBA/ADR Section CLE, “Hot Topics in Mediation for Advocates and Mediators” (Panel Member)
  • 2006, OBA/ADR Section CLE, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Seminar (Panel Member)
  • 2006, OBA Insurance Law Section CLE, (Speaker – “Jury Verdict Research and Mediation”)
  • 2004, USDC Western District, “Advanced Mediation Training”
  • 2004, OBA/ADR Section, Oklahoma Bar Convention, (Speaker – “Moving to Closure” and “The Settlement Agreement”
  • 2003, Latz Negotiation Institute – “Gain the Edge: Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers”
  • 2003, OBA/ADR Section, “ADR/Mediation Training”, (Instructor – “Conflict, Negotiation and the Role of the Mediator”)
  • 2002, United States District Court – Western District, “ Advanced Mediator Training” (Assistant Trainer)
  • 2002, CE Seminar, State Farm Insurance Claims Personnel, (Instructor, “Mediation and Arbitration”) 2002, OBA/ADR, CLE Course for Oklahoma Bar Convention (Speaker, “Mediation of Employment Disputes”)
  • 2002, OAMA, CLE Course – “Advanced Mediation Training” (Instructor – “Differences in Mediation Styles and Roles of Attorneys and Union Representatives at the Table”)
  • 2001, Association of Attorney-Mediators, CLE Course, “Annual Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training 2001”
  • 2001, Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators (OAMA), CLE Course, “Advanced ADR/Mediation Techniques—Creative Initiatives” (Panel Speaker)
  • 2001, Oklahoma Bar Association, CLE Course, “Advanced Mediation for the Mediator” (Speaker-“Blending Mediation Styles”)
  • 2000, Association of Attorney-Mediators (AAM), CLE Course, “Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training 2000” (San Antonio, TX)
  • 1999, Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA), CLE Course, “Mediation, Arbitration & Negotiating Settlements” (Planner, Moderator and Speaker – “Employment and EEOC Mediation”)
  • 1999, Contract Mediator Training, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • 1998, REDRESS Mediation Training, United States Postal Service
  • 1996, “Mediating Healthcare Disputes,” CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado
  • 1995, Training in “Principled Negotiations” by the Industrial Relations Research Association
  • 1993, American Law Institute/American Bar Association (ALI/ABA), “Advanced ADR Techniques,” NYC, NY
  • 1991, American Arbitration Association, Certified Mediation Training