Catherine Grace Hannibal, Esq. is the principal family and divorce Mediator and Collaborative Attorney (on sabbatical) with Grace Family Mediation. Previously, Catherine was with Mediation Works, Inc. a premiere boutique family mediation practice, where she served clients primarily in Manhattan and Westchester for close to a decade. She has special training in Child Inclusive and Family-Centered approaches to Divorce Mediation and in Marital Mediation and Adult Family and Elder Law matters.
Catherine was an Adjunct Professor (2012-2018) and Supervising Attorney with CUNY School of Law’s Mediation Clinic and has been a Certified Mediator, Mentor and Training Coach with the New York Peace Institute (NYPI) since 2010. Catherine is past President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMC), where she also served on the Board of Directors for six years, and more recently served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution, New York chapter (ACR-GNY) and has prior affiliations with NYSCDM (Accredited member) and NYACP (Professional member). Catherine has presented frequently at New York area law schools and organizations since 2010, including giving a recent webinar for Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program about innovations in family mediation practice. She co-presented a full day program, Interviewing Children in Family Law Disputes (2015), with Hon. Jane Pearl, JD, PhD and Barbara Jo Fidler, PhD, C.Psych, Acc.FM, which was co-sponsored by FamilyKind and the AFCC-NY, on how to incorporate and understand the child’s voice in family law disputes, from private mediation to court processes.
She is a graduate of Cardozo School of Law (2010), where she trained with the Kukin Program’s Mediation and Divorce Mediation clinics. She received her MA and BA (with Honors) in 2001 and 2002 from Stanford University.