About Us

The Mediation Institute, an organization which provides mediation services and mediation training in family, governmental, and corporate arenas, was founded by James Stovall in 1992. Today there are two offices, one in Oklahoma City and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Mediation Institute is one of the only mediation facilities in the state with offices in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Our reach extends to outlying counties and we have multiple mediators for convenient scheduling options.

In addition to a full time mediation practice, the Institute hosts mediation training classes to train professionals in mediation and conflict resolution skills. The Mediation Institute is the primary location for mediation training in the state of Oklahoma and mediation courses are available in Tulsa and Oklahoma City every quarter.

The Mediation Institute has had the fortune of educating some of the areas most qualified mediators in family, divorce, civil and employment mediation. Past clients include, judges, mayors, tribal leaders and professionals from the legal, education, psychology, real estate and human resource industries.

Our mediators are qualified and listed as court approved mediators in the state of Oklahoma and are all active members of The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). ACR is the nations largest professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners. Its mission is to advance the practice, research, public understanding and teaching of conflict prevention and resolution. With more than 6,500 members, ACR works in a wide range of settings throughout the United States and around the world.

Jim StovallJames L. Stovall founded The Mediation Institute, a non-profit organization which provides mediation services and training in family, governmental, and corporate arenas, in 1992. Engaged in the full-time practice of mediation since 1988, he has assisted hundreds of families involved in transitions.

Mr. Stovall has conducted training workshops in Egypt, India, Indonesia, and 23 states in the U.S. He has taught mediation and negotiation at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University School of Law, and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Mr. Stovall has conducted training for over 1000 individuals, including judges, attorneys, executives, as well as human resource and mental professionals.

He holds a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary, a BA from the University of Illinois, and attended Louisiana State University Law School.

He is a member and past president of the Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators and is the Practioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Jim can be contacted at  or 405 607-8914


Dr. Rob KeiterDr. Rob Keiter currently serves as Associate Director at The Mediation Institute, where he is responsible for the ongoing development and marketing of mediation training in Oklahoma and beyond. As a mediator, Rob has a passion for helping people find positive solutions for resolving conflict.

From 1983 to 2010, prior to his involvement with the Mediation Institute, Dr. Keiter served in various pastoral ministry roles where he had the opportunity of helping people overcome the downside of conflict and discover new opportunity in the midst of crisis. Rob works with couples, families, and organizations caught in the middle of conflict. He understands the cost to families and organizations when conflict is allowed to escalate. His professional history, life experience, people skills, and win/win approach to resolving conflict in relationships enable him as a mediator to help others move beyond the conflict and make decisions together that lead to positive change and growth.

Rob holds a Doctor of Ministry from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BA from The University of Texas at Arlington.

He is a member of the Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators as well as the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Rob can be contacted at or 405 456-9149.
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