Tom Stodulka graduated in Law at Sydney University in 1974. He was an early convert to the practice of mediation dating back to 1994 and after 20 years and over 2500 mediations to his name, he continues to run a national ADR practice based in Brisbane. In addition to national accreditation in Australia, he enjoys accreditation in PNG, China and India.
Tom has a reputation as an empathetic and skilled mediator second to none. He is as comfortable in mediating a neighbourhood matter as a multi-million dollar commercial dispute with a room full of lawyers. He is also an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and has had 20 years as a coach and assessor of new mediators through Bond University, LEADR, University of Qld, QUT, IAMA, the Federal Court and the Department of Defence.
He is a former Director of LEADR and former President of the NT Mediation Association and sits on the Qld Law Society ADR Committee. He is a guest speaker at ADR conferences and has written numerous articles on ADR for a range of journals. Tom has built up an extensive mentoring and supervision practice for new and experienced mediators.
He was fortunate to have been mentored by Sir Laurence Street and continues to promote Sir Laurence’s philosophy of ADR being additional rather than alternative.
In September 2013 he received a LEADR excellence award for his contribution to the practice of mediation in Australia.