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Member Profile: William B. Bohling

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Bohling Mediation, LLC

Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Tel: (801) 943-3730

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William B. Bohling has substantive case experience in the following areas...

design elementAnti-Trust
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design elementBanking & Finance
design elementBusiness Dissolution
design elementCivil Rights
design elementCommercial/Business
design elementCommunity Associations
design elementCondominiums
design elementConstruction
design elementContract Disputes
design elementDebt Collections
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design elementEmployment
design elementEnergy Sector (Oil, Gas)
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design elementEnvironmental
design elementFamily Businesses
design elementHealth Care
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design elementIntellectual Property
design elementLand Use/Planning
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementLegal Malpractice
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementLocal Govt./Municipalities
design elementMedia & Communications
design elementMedical Devices
design elementMedical Malpractice
design elementNursing Homes
design elementPartnerships
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementPremises Liability
design elementProbate
design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Liability
design elementProfessional Malpractice
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementProperty Damage
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design elementTechnology
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design elementTrademarks/Patents
design elementTrusts / Estates
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Judge Bohling has served as a mediator since  his retirement from the bench in 2004. His mediations focus on high-conflict, complex, and multiparty commercial, tort and employment cases. His reputation for integrity, tenacity, and resourcefulness has resulted in his being listed consistently since 2008 in Utah Business’ Legal Elite, the Mountain States Super Lawyers, and the Best Lawyers in America, and most recently he was named Best Lawyer’s Salt Lake City 2013 Mediation Lawyer of the Year.

He has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, was awarded UCCR’s 2005 Peacekeeper Award, and the Peter Billings 2010 Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

Judge Bohling has been a speaker and trainer of negotiation and mediation topics before numerous organizations including the International Academy of Mediators, the American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution), the Federal Bar Association (Utah Chapter), the Utah  Council on Conflict Resolution, the Utah State Courts, and the Utah State Bar

His 40 plus-year legal career includes 3-years at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, 5-years as a law professor, 16-years in private practice, and 11-years on Utah’s district court bench. Judge Bohling was named the Utah Bar’s 1993 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year and its 2004 Judge of the Year.


  • LLM, University of Michigan Law School, 1978 (trade regulation)
  • MA (Economics), Texas Tech University, 1977
  • JD, University of Utah, 1968 (law review)
  • BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Utah, 1965

  • Eric Galton & Tracy Allen, Specialized Mediation, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, Ca (2008)
  • Randy Lowry & Jack Etheridge, Advanced Mediation: Skills & Techniques, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, Ca (2007);
  • Ken Cloke, Into The Heart of Conflict: Mastery for Mediators, Summer Learning Forums, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Cambridge , Ma. (2006 & 2007);
  • Erica Fox & Mark Thornton, Beyond Yes Two: The Next Step in the Journey, Summer Learning Forum, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Cambridge, Ma (2006);
  • William Downes & Brian Florence, Domestic Mediation, Utah Dispute Resolution, Salt Lake City, Ut (2005);
  • Judy Mares-Dixon & Dan Dozier, The Mediation Process, CDR Associates, Boulder, Co. (2004);
  • Hon. Henry Blizzard, Mediation, American Academy of Judicial Education, Seattle, Wa (1998)
  • James Holbrook, Mediator Training, United States District Court for the District of Utah, Salt Lake City, Ut (1993);
  • James Holbrook, Basic Mediator Training, United States Arbitration & Mediation, Salt Lake City, Ut (1993)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Utah Supreme Court Professionalism Counseling Board, 2008 - 2014
  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section), 2006 - present
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, 2005 - present
  • Utah Dispute Resolution, Board of Trustees, 2005 - 2007
  • Utah Court s Roster of Mediators 2004 - present
  • Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, 2004 - present
  • Chair, Judicial Council s Ad Hoc Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution, 1994-2004; member, 2004 - present
  • Salt Lake County Mental Health Court (founding judge), 2001-04
  • Utah Judicial Conduct Commission, 2000-03
  • US District Court for the District of Utah s Roster of Mediators, 1993, 1995-discontinuance
  • US A & M s Panel of Mediators, 1993


$400 per hour
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