Jeanne Kempthorne, JD is a retired lawyer and mediator. She served as a federal and state prosecutor, and was for many years a criminal defense lawyer, concentrating on post-conviction representation. She was a partner in the trial department of the Boston firm, Hill & Barlow, and served as a commissioner on the State Ethics Commission. She served as a court conciliator in Essex Superior Court from 2004-2018, and in 2013 founded Good Neighbor Mediation Project, to address conflict and communication among co-tenants, housing association members, and neighbors. She is most interested in civil rights, dispute resolution, and non-violent communication.