Meet the Supreme Court Mediators

Cathy Geyer is Manager of the Dispute Resolution Section for the Supreme Court of Ohio. Cathy is licensed to practice law in Ohio and has experience in all phases of civil litigation, mediating cases throughout the United States. Over two decades of litigation experience, participating in hundreds of mediations, and completing advanced mediation training has given her an awareness of the expertise and skills necessary to be an impartial, objective and focused mediator. As an effective mediator, she facilitates negotiation and communication to assist parties in reaching a voluntary agreement. She encourages parties to create opportunities to resolve conflict, find common ground, select specific issues of importance on which to focus instead of dealing with too many issues all at once, commit to the mediation process, and know the best alternatives to a negotiated settlement. Cathy emphasizes that the best way to have an effective mediation is to prepare for mediation not as a process along the way to judgment but as the main event in resolving the dispute. Cathy graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and studied at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. She received her Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association where she served as the Chair of the Insurance Law Committee, the Columbus Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and the Ohio Mediation Association.

Nicole DiCuccio is Mediation Counsel for the Supreme Court of Ohio.  In this role she provides mediation for Supreme Court and Court of Claims litigants; drafts dispute resolution rules and standards; develops resources to promote efficient and effective dispute resolution program operations; monitors and interprets dispute resolution related trends; works collaboratively with the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution; and provides supervision of student externships. Nicole is licensed to practice law in Ohio and West Virginia and has fourteen years of legal experience in all phases of litigation in numerous fields of law including family, medical malpractice, employment, personal injury, Consumer Sales Practices Act, ERISA, insurance, real estate, and contracts.  She also has seven years of experience as a mediator for the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Nicole graduated cum laude from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies and received her Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Ohio Association of Court Administrators and the Ohio Mediation Association. Nicole also speaks Spanish and Italian.