Farley Tolpen

Farley Tolpen


Commission Member

Farley S. Tolpen is the Founder and CEO of The Mediation Experts. Farley is an international mediator, trainer and lawyer with over 30 years experience mediating, arbitrating and litigating. His areas of expertise include Family Law, Estates, Workplace, Commercial and Business Law, Real Estate and Construction. Farley is dual-qualified in Australia and the United States and a member of both the Queensland Law Society and California State Bar. He is also accredited as a National Mediator and certified as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Farley has mediated over 3500 matters with a 90% success rate.

Farley brings a wealth of practical litigation knowledge in two continents to the complexity, time consuming, costly, non-financial motives and strategic objectives of the parties, their lawyers and the courts in the litigation process.

Farley’s belief in the real-world efficiencies and effectiveness of mediation and conciliation instead of a cumbersome and costly litigation process, saw him widen his professional mediation practice to the United States and Australia and leading the establishment of like-minded colleagues in launching The Mediation Experts in Australia.


  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Aviation
  • Building/Construction
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commerical
  • Company
  • Conveyance-Commercial/Leasing
  • Conveyance-Residential
  • Family Law
  • Franchising
  • Industrial Relations/Employment
  • Insolvency
  • Personal Injury/Work Cover/Com Care
  • Professional Negligence-Medical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence-General
  • Rural /Farming
  • Small Business
  • Sports
  • Succession/Will/Probate/Estate