Melinda Gehris

Melinda has been mediating professionally since 1994. She has been helping people solve problems for as long as she can remember. As part of the PRISM team, Melinda uses her background in dispute resolution and conflict management to assist individuals and organizations in managing inter-personal conflict. She designs systems, coaches individuals, and facilitates conversations to allow teams and organizations to manage conflict in a productive way.

Melinda and the PRISM team have developed and lead courses including the PRISM Core Curriculum as well as other sessions designed for a specific client.

You may contact me directly at or call 603-696-4646.


  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts
  • J.D. Northeastern University School of Law
  • J.D. Northeastern University School of Law


  • Hess Gehris Solutions
  • Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA
  • Morrison, Mahoney & Miller
  • Claims Representative – Allstate Insurance


Career-Related Activities

  • President: The Non-Defensive Voice International
  • Past-President: Board of Directors New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association
  • Adjunct Faculty: University of New Hampshire Law School
  • Member: Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member: New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member: New Hampshire Bar Association ADR Section Dispute Resolution Committee

Career-Related Awards

  • Since 2007, Woodward and White’s Best Lawyers in America in Dispute Resolution
  • 2009, New Hampshire Business Magazine – Best in Dispute Resolution
  • New Hampshire Magazine – Top Lawyers – Dispute Resolution

Civic Activities

  • Trustee: Fuller Public Library
  • Graduate: Leadership New Hampshire