CAROLYN MILLER PARR
Arbitrator / Mediator: Tax and Commercial Disputes
Judge Carolyn Miller Parr founded Beyond
Dispute Associates in 2002, when she retired from the United States
Tax Court after 16 years of service. She has been settling
cases and resolving conflicts since 1977 as a Judge, litigator, and
Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (Tax) at the
Department of Justice.
Judge Parr is committed to helping clients achieve peaceful,
respectful, fast and fair resolutions of disputes, whether through
mediation, arbitration, or conciliation. Since 2002 Judge
Parr has mediated or arbitrated more than 200 matters on a wide range
of issues. [see:
Recent Matters Mediated or Arbitrated ].
She is a popular speaker before bar associations and
Judge Parr holds a J.D. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from
Vanderbilt, and a B.A. from Stetson University who, in 1988 awarded
her an honorary doctorate (LL.D) and in 1992 named her Distinguished
Alumnus. Judge Parr has nearly 200 hours of specialized
training in conflict resolution, including negotiation (Department of
Justice), mediation (CDR Associates, Boulder, CO), advanced mediation
(Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington DC), and family, real
estate, and other specialized matters (Multi-Door program of the D.C.
Judge Parr is dedicated to peacemaking at every level from the
family to the international community. Her pro bono
service has been honored by the Women Judges' Fund for Justice and the
National Debate for Peace in El Salvador. She speaks
Spanish. She has served on boards of an AIDS hospice for homeless men
and a drop-in center for young immigrant families in
Washington. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for
the American University Law School Tax Clinic.
Professional affiliations include the ABA Section on Dispute
Resolution, Association for Conflict Resolution, the National and
International Associations of Women Judges, and the Bars of the
District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District
Court, and U.S. Tax Court.
"I've known Carolyn through a spiritual community for about 20 years and have had the wisdom of her drive,
insight, integrity, truth-speaking, humor and intelligence.
When I was given the opportunity to buy a business with another acupuncturist I knew that engaging Carolyn's
partnership could create a lot of ease and perspective with the complex dialogue, negotiations, power struggles,
vision and contractual details. Her presence, deep listening and reflection did just that and served not only
myself but everyone involved in the process. Now that I'm moving ahead with the business I have the
confidence of knowing that I can always re-engage Carolyn if I need to and that gives me great comfort!"