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Autumn Moody

Skilled negotiation and mediation for employment, commercial, personal injury and municipal tort cases


A skilled negotiator with a strong business acumen, expert problem solving techniques, and a diverse law background.


Autumn D. Moody is a California licensed attorney, professional mediator, and company culture strategist. Autumn has experience serving as general counsel and employment counsel for companies (domestic and international), providing executive counseling on risk management and company culture, among many other everyday business matters. Autumn had a successful litigation career where she represented clients in the private and public sectors in the areas of employment, municipal tort, public agency law, general civil litigation, business law, commercial litigation, and personal injury. 

Autumn received extensive training in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation from San Diego State University and California Western School of Law. She attended the Introduction to Mediation Skills training and the Advanced Mediation Skills training  taught by the National Conflict Resolution Center.    

Most recently Autumn attended continuing education training through the Southern California Mediation Association's 2018 Employment Mediation Institute: 

"On the Front Lines: How Mediators Can Help Heal Workplaces in the #MeToo Era"

SESSION 1: NAVIGATING THE GRAY AREAS OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

SESSION 2: #METOO COMING TO A MEDIATION NEAR YOU: LATEST LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION LAW.  

In addition to her formal training, Autumn has observed, co-mediated and been mentored by some of the best mediators in Southern California. 

Autumn currently serves as a pro bono mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the San Diego County Superior Court Small Claims Division. Autumn utilizes specific techniques and practices found in facilitative and evaluative mediation models to reach the best potential for a resolution.  Autumn is also a natural problem solver who uses advanced communication theory techniques to conduct effective and successful mediations. 

Autumn received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and her Masters of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University's renowned Entrepreneurship Program. In her spare time, Autumn enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, gardening, hanging out with her dog Frasier, fishing, heading to Mexico for tacos, and going on spontaneous road trips.  Autumn is also the founder of The Moody Firm, a boutique legal and business consulting firm providing outside general and employment counsel to creative entrepreneurs, startup businesses and emerging enterprises.

A full copy of Autumn's CV is available upon request. 


Benefits gained from working with Autumn Moody as your mediator: 

  • Autumn has a clear understanding of the mediation process and is well trained.

  • Autumn has a strong understanding and usage of negotiation soft skills to get results.

  • Autumn has a patient teaching style that puts lawyers and clients at ease.