About Ed Blumstein, Mediator

Ed Blumstein

I have been a mediator, consultant, lecturer and leader in mediation
since 1982 — a decade longer than most.

I’m active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and national mediation associations.  I have been an attorney for more than 50 years. I am a recognized practitioner and advocate of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

I specialize in mediation and arbitration. My mediation centers on families, businesses and governmental agencies. I arbitrate primarily for the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly National Association of Securities Dealers) and private parties.

I serve on and have chaired the board of the Council for Relationships, a preeminent non-profit counseling, education and research center. Founded in 1932 as the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, it is the oldest relationship counseling and training center in the country.

A family mediator since 1982 and a mediation trainer since 1994, I was instrumental in establishing a mediation program in Philadelphia Family Court. For 12 years I was an adjunct instructor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where I taught a clinical course in custody mediation.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with BS in economics from the Wharton School, I graduated from Temple Law. I have presented workshops at local and national conferences of mediators. I won the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s annual Sir Francis Bacon Dispute Resolution Award for a career in bringing mediation and other forms of dispute resolution to the commonwealth and the Peacemaker Award from the Good Shepherd Mediation Program.  I have presented professional papers at more than 20 organizations.

I live with my wife in Center City Philadelphia. We have 3 adult sons and 4 grandchildren, none of whom has yet needed family mediation.