Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Coordinator
B.A. 1978, University of New Mexico
M.A. 1982, Hebrew Union College
J.D. 1989, University of New Mexico School of Law
Certificate in Dispute Resolution 2001, Pepperdine University School of Law
John Taichert Feldman coordinates the UNM School of Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution programs and teaches practical problem-solving skills. He teaches Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, co-teaches the externship class with Associate Dean Barbara Bergman, and co-teaches Poverty Law In Practice with Sandi Gilley (`86) of Law Access New Mexico.
He has taught mediation at the UNM School of Law since 1998.
Prior to moving into the ADR position in 2012, Feldman managed the Career Services Office at the UNM School of Law from 2002 to 2011. In 2005 he received the Student Services Award from the University of New Mexico.
Feldman began his law career as a judicial law clerk for Justice Seth D. Montgomery on the New Mexico Supreme Court. He served as full-time mediator at the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration from 1990 to 2000. He was an assistant district attorney in Bernalillo County before joining the UNM law school administration in 2002.
Feldman is the commissioner representing the UNM School of Law on the New Mexico Supreme Court Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. He is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, the Albuquerque Bar Association and serves on the New Mexico State Bar ADR Committee. He is a board member of the New Mexico Mediation Association.