Pete Desrochers


Pete is the President of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS). He is one of Canada’s Chartered Mediators and a Qualified Arbitrator, as well as being a Registered Mediator and Arbitrator in
the United States.

He has now completed over 3,500 mediations covering 13 countries, four continents and 25 years. 

His portfolio of high-profile mediations includes working with the U.S. soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany; a firefighters’ labour dispute; a wrongful death suit; several trade agreements between Asian countries; the murder of a celebrity and the kidnapping of a child to Japan during a custody battle.

He is the Founding Director of “The Negotiators”, an arbitration and mediation firm operating both in the United States and Canada.

In terms of family issues, Pete focuses on family mediations such as divorce or separation, as well as wills and estates.

Corporately, he deals with workplace issues such as: bullying, wrongful dismissal, contracts and the alleged failures of parties to provide goods or services at the agreed price, in the agreed time and of the
agreed quality.

In the last few years, Pete has been transitioning to conflict communication training programs for corporations, non-profit organizations, various First Nations bands and municipal governments.

He has, on multiple occasions, been asked to be a presiding judge at the annual World University Mediation Championships in Brazil and has completed 2/3rds of his training to be a certified hostage negotiator.