David Levin has been a trained conflict manager since 1987.
He earned his J.D. from the UNM School of Law in 1977 and a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1971.
He began his legal career as a civil litigator and general practitioner and later became a board-recognized specialist in Family Law, receiving an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. His private practice consisted exclusively of dispute resolution services. He helped pioneer attorney/psychologist co-mediation services in New Mexico, co-founding Sandia Mediation and Family Mediation, and was a founding board member of the New Mexico Mediation Association.
Levin is a frequent speaker and author on mediation and ADR, and is active in the public and private development of the ADR field throughout New Mexico. He co-chairs the State Bar Committee on Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution and has served on the Child Support Review Commission and the original Alimony Guidelines Committee. He was a lead expert witness for the New Mexico Legislature on the Mediation Procedures Act, which passed during the 2007 session.
In 2002, he became director of Court Alternatives, a Second Judicial District Court program. In that role, he provides dispute resolution services, develops and implements dispute resolution policy and programs for the court, legal community and community at large, and serves as a dispute resolution educator, speaker and trainer. Court Alternatives provides arbitration (civil), settlement facilitation (civil and family) and mediation (civil and family).
Levin has taught basic, family, magistrate court, and advanced mediation, as well as settlement facilitation. He also has made presentations on workplace, healthcare and business dispute resolution.