Daniel Rainey


Daniel Rainey is a principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc. (HSI), and an adjunct faculty member in graduate dispute resolution programs and law schools.

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,  a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, and a founding member and founding Board Member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR).  He is the Chair of Working Group 3 of the ODR Task Force for the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

He was one of the instructors for the first university ODR course (at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst), and he has developed graduate level ODR courses for several universities, in addition to skills-based ODR training for dispute resolution centers and professional associations.  As a consultant, he has worked with clients in the development of ODR resources, intercultural negotiation skills, Ombudsman programs, and organizational conflict engagement programs.

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 (2nd edition due in mid-2020), and numerous other book chapters and articles about ODR and ADR.

He is a member of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission, Self-Represented Litigants Committee, and he is the co-chair of the International Mediation Institute Task Force on E-Mediator Competencies.  As a member of the Ethics Committee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, he led a review of the ACR/ABA/AAA Model Standards for Mediators, and he participated as a member of the National Center for State Courts ODR Standards Working Group.

In September, 2017, he retired as the Chief of Staff for the National Mediation Board.  In October, 2017, at the Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference, he received the Mary Parker Follett Award for innovation in dispute resolution.