Daniel Rainey


Daniel Rainey is a principal in both Holistic Solutions, Inc. (HSI) and Fourth Party Solutions (4PS), an adjunct faculty member in the dispute resolution programs at Creighton University, Dominican University, and Southern Methodist University, and Chief of Staff at the National Mediation Board.

From 1978 through 1990, he was a faculty member and administrative faculty member at George Mason University.  He is currently a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, a member of the Board of Directors for the InternetBar.Org, an NGO dedicated to the use of technology to enhance access to justice, Co-Chair of the Ombuds Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, a member of the Advisory Board for Modria, a for-profit Online Dispute Resolution company, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Mediation Service.

He was one of the instructors for the first university ODR course, and he has developed graduate level ODR courses for several universities and dispute resolution centers.  He is a member of the editorial board for Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and he is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution.  He is an author/editor of the award-winning book, Online Dispute Resolution Theory and Practice, and numerous other book chapters and articles about ODR and ADR.  He recently joined the International Mediation Institute’s Task Force on ODR.