Gregory Mann, Senior Attorney Mediator
Gregory Mann joined the Civil Rights Department (CRD) as an attorney in 2009. He has investigated, litigated, and mediated cases involving hate incidents and discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations in state and federal courts. As primary counsel, he mediated and settled many dozens of civil cases and administrative matters, including cases involving K-12th grade school communities, immigrant communities, and communities connected by race and ethnicity as well as cases with complex issues at the intersection of civil liberties and religious freedom. Gregory has extensive experience using alternative dispute resolution techniques. He earned his mediator training certificates from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution. Throughout his tenure with CRD Gregory has provided sexual harassment prevention and various anti-discrimination trainings to thousands of employees, employers, tenants, landlords, and others. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and earned his Bachelor degree in economics and sociology/anthropology from DePauw University. Gregory recognizes that litigation has its limits, especially as a tool to confront community conflict. Thus, he is excited to apply dispute resolution principles and techniques to assist communities and stakeholders in managing tensions that result from discriminatory practices that threaten peaceful community relations.