Mattie Robertson

Deputy Director of CNDR, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law


Director Mattie Robertson is a dispute resolution professional who has mediated hundreds of cases, and is certified as a mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator. She has mentored many other professional mediators and conducted numerous conflict resolution trainings and practicums on a variety of topics. Mrs. Robertson spent a decade working in community mediation nonprofits after law school. At SEEDS Community Resolution Center, she oversaw a practicum which trained professional mediators, and managed the Court Mediation Program, which provided same-day mediation services to litigants in the Alameda County Superior Courts. At California Lawyers for the Arts, Mrs. Robertson was Program Director for the Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2019, Mrs. Robertson has been Deputy Director of the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Law SF, having served as Interim Director of the Center in 2022; she also teaches the UC Law SF Mediation Clinic, supervising students working as mediators in local courts.

Mrs. Robertson is current Co-Chair of the AALS Clinical ADR Committee; former Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association’s ADR Executive Committee; and is a member of the Alameda County Superior Court’s ADR Administration Committee; The Mediation Society; Chabot College’s Administration of Justice Department’s Advisory Board; and, the Bay Area Coalition for Community Mediation (BACCM). Mrs. Robertson is a graduate of UC Law SF in San Francisco, beginning her mediation career in CNDR’s Mediation Clinic, and is a graduate of San Francisco State University.

Mrs. Robertson is a proud tribal member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and lives in Oakland with her family.


  • San Francisco State University
    B.A., International Relations

  • UC Law San Francisco (formerly Hastings)
    J.D., Law