Why Conflict Solutions?
“We are the only firm with extensive experience in co-mediation. We offer co-mediation for all of our significant cases with four or more parties.”

Conflict Solutions is made up of highly experienced, qualified and creative dispute resolution experts. Each year, Pat Coughlan and Devon Coughlan mediate some of the largest and most complex multiparty lawsuits in the country. Our practice is national and international in scope. Our expertise allows us to effectively handle any matter, large or small. We bring tremendous value to every matter and succeed in resolving over 90% of disputes.

Each year Pat Coughlan and Devon Coughlan mediate some of the largest and most complex multiparty lawsuits in the country.

Patrick C. Coughlan Esq.
President, Conflict Solutions Inc


Patrick Coughlan is the “go to” mediator for complex multi-party construction and insurance matters. He also has extensive experience mediating intellectual property, mass tort, and catastrophic cases. He has mediated over 20 billion dollars worth of cases to date and travels throughout the world to settle the most challenging matters. He often hears: “I thought this case could never be settled” from participants after a settlement is obtained.

Patrick is particularly skilled at dealing with difficult people and situations. He is able to build trust with all mediation participants in an effective and timely manner. He is even-handed in his approach to participants and never plays favorites.

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Devon G. Coughlan Esq.
Conflict Solutions Inc


Devon Coughlan specializes his mediation practice in the areas of national and international construction and insurance coverage disputes, with a focus on large, multi-party cases.

A commercial and construction litigation attorney for many years, Devon is now one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and credible large-case construction and insurance coverage mediators in the country.  His experience and expertise includes familiarity with every conceivable kind of construction and design related claim, as well as their associated insurance coverage dynamics, in projects from NFL stadiums to suspension bridges, international airports to high-rise condos, highways to hospitals, reservoirs to …

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Devon G. Coughlan

Conflict Solutions Inc

Rachel M. Beaudoin
Vice President, Conflict Solutions Inc


Rachel M. Beaudoin, Vice President of Conflict Solutions, joined the firm in 1996.  She is responsible for managing all of the firm’s commercial mediation caseload and oversees the day-to-day operations of Conflict Solutions.

Rachel has a degree in business administration and an extensive background in that field.  For nearly twenty years prior to joining Conflict Solutions, she served as a corporate officer and executive secretary of a multi media communications corporation.

Her career is wide ranging and includes working as a marketing representative for a worldwide aircraft services corporation and as a school coordinator of public relations and communications.

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Rachel M. Beaudoin

Vice President, Conflict Solutions Inc

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This Mediator Earned ✰✰✰✰✰

The International Mediation Institute, of which Pat Coughlan has been a member for many years, collects feedback from clients concerning their individual mediation experience with members of the Institute, and the feedback is then compressed into a digest. The most recent digest for Pat Coughlan is dated June 23, 2018 and is labeled with five stars. Feedback content follows: This Feedback...
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SEVEN TRUTHS – Thoughts on Improving your Mediation Experience (or at least improving mine) by Devon Coughlan

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at a tempting moment.” Benjamin Franklin An awful lot has been said and written over the years about opening statements in mediation. Concern over the abuse and potential inefficiencies of opening statements has led us to where opening statements and joint meetings of...
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Jeff Trueman Articles

Conflict Solutions Intern, Jeffrey A. Trueman, Esq. is an LL.M Candidate at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law. (To review Jeff’s bio, please consult our website’s home page, under the dropdown menu labeled “Our Mediators.”) The following series of three articles authored by Jeff Trueman are taken from the 2018 Maryland Daily Record and are reprinted below...
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