Maria Hanna Joseph, Principal of Joseph Mediation, is a seasoned attorney, mediator, court-certified conciliator and trainer who is regarded highly by her peers and their clients, alike. They know her as knowledgeable, candid, pragmatic and persevering and rely on her steadfast commitment to help understand each conflict and achieve meaningful outcomes while keeping sight of parties’ most important interests.

Ms. Joseph’s experience is substantial.  She has mediated and administrated more than 2,000 cases.  Her 27 years as an attorney lend her significant perspective in understanding, mediating, training and investigating an array of legal, business and personal issues.  Her services are greatly informed by her former litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, exposure to employment, business and real estate matters, work with private and public sector clients, unions, international and domestic businesses, large and family-owned concerns, in addition to her extensive employment law experience — including issues regarding harassment and discrimination, non-compete agreements, wage and hour matters, business and operational concerns, transgender workplace matters, whistleblower claims, retaliation and others.

Notably, advanced education and training also valuably underpin Ms. Joseph’s services.  In addition to fundamental mediation instruction, Ms. Joseph further studied mediation at Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers and negotiation at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.  She also received training in the disciplines of Transformative Mediation and Family/Domestic Mediation which, worth noting, are poignant in managing the personal nature of conflict in general.

Parties and the resolutions that manifest are well served by Ms. Joseph’s knowledge, understanding, creativity and deftness which her experience, exposure and training afford. These, along with her demeanor and the trust she engenders, are qualities that have earned her a reputation for being able to manage highly tense, fraught situations and individuals, and settle a wide variety of disputes and tough cases.  Contact her today to address your matter.


  • 19 Years Mediation Experience
  • 2,000+ Cases Served
  • Over 90% Settlement Rate
  • 27 Years Employment Law Experience
  • Strongly Evaluative
  • Court-Certified Conciliator
  • Former Litigator For Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Reputation For Ability To Settle Tough Cases
  • High Client Satisfaction
  • MCAD Diversity (Anti-Discrimination) Trainer
  • 10+ Years Anti-Discrimination Training Experience
  • Knowledgeable, Candid, Tactful, Creative, Persevering, Pragmatic, Efficient

Certification, Training, Education

Bar Licenses

Recognition Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ John Dunlop Dispute Resolution Award for Innovative System Design

Memberships and Affiliations (Present & Past)

Ms. Joseph is available to mediate in the following and related areas of disputes:

• *Employment
• Business
• Retaliation
• **Discrimination (Employment, Housing, Public Accommodation)
• **Harrassment
• Non-Competition/Non-Compete Agreements
• Non-Disclosure/NDA Matters
• Contractual Matters
• Restrictive Covenants
• Personal Injury
• Insured Matters
• Intellectual Property
• Real Estate
• Condominium Disputes
• Construction Matters
• Divorce and Domestic Separation
• Domestic Conflicts
• Defamation
• Breach of Contract
• Other

* Wrongful Termination
• Constructive Discharge
• Separation/ Severance Agreements
• Misclassification
• Whistleblower
• Wage & Hour
• Workers’ Compensation
• Retaliation

** EEOC / MCAD Cases & Claims
• Sex • Gender Identity • Sexual Orientation
• Sexual Harassment • Retaliation
• Race • Color • Age • Religious Creed
• Handicap (Disability) • Mental Illness
• National Origin • Ancestry

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