Meet the Supreme Court Mediators

Jacqueline C. Hagerott is the manager of the Dispute Resolution Section for the Supreme Court of Ohio where she serves as one of the Court's two mediators; advises local court staff and government officials regarding dispute resolution program design, implementation and evaluation; curriculum development and assists with drafting rules. She also analyzes trends and advises judges regarding efficient and effective program operation. Her experience includes retail and financial management, the practice of law, and an associate deanship. She began mediating cases for Ohio courts in 1997. Her academic credentials include an A.A.S. degree in business management, a B.S. degree in accounting and a J.D. and an LL.M. degree in business with a concentration in dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Supreme Court of the U.S. She is a lifetime notary and has received the Franklin University STAR Award for excellence in teaching in 2010, 2011 and 2013. She is a national speaker and trainer on the topics of dispute resolution systems design; foreclosure mediation; preparing clients for mediation; creating local court autonomy while balancing statewide interests; and working with pro se litigants.  She has worked with government officials in Scotland, Libya, Ukraine, Wisconsin, Illinois, and New Mexico and the National Center for State Courts regarding the integration of mediation to resolve disputes.  She is the author of Foreclosure Mediation: Responding to the Current Crisis, 40 CAP. U. L. REV. 908–32 (2012) and Standards for Parenting Coordination in Ohio, AFCC eNEWS VOL. 9. NO. (2014). She is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Committee from 2007-2012. She is a Board Member for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and has been a faculty member for Franklin University since 2000.

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.