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About Us

Our Story

Voices of Value is a dispute resolution firm founded by Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher in 2015. The name of the firm evolved from Deirdre’s reflection on her career in ADR. From working with women’s groups in the Horn of Africa to promote peace, democracy, and human rights to working with federal employee-service members who claimed discrimination due to their military service, Deirdre has always been passionate about giving people a voice in the decisions that impact them. This passion fueled her interest in ADR 18 years ago and continues to fuel her work today. And hence Voices of Value was born, with the goal to create environments where people’s voices are heard. When different voices are acknowledged and heard, we can transform conflict from a negative interaction to an opportunity for understanding and growth, an opportunity to move forward together.

Our Team

Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher
Ms. McCarthy Gallagher brings to her practice an academic foundation in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), coupled with over 17 years of experience as a dispute resolver. She has mediated complex business, energy, employment, and community disputes. She has facilitated multi–party decision-making processes for government and private entities. She has conducted dispute systems design (DSD) assessments in public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has developed and provided customized training for private organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. And she has taught mediation as an adjunct professor with Georgetown University Law Center.

Richard Miles
Mr. Miles, a Senior Dispute Resolution Specialist, brings to his practice extensive training in dispute resolution and 38 years of experience overseeing the resolution of energy disputes at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He has mediated and facilitated oil, gas, electric, pipeline, tribal, and hydroelectric cases. He has provided customized training in negotiation, mediation, and facilitation at FERC and other federal agencies, state agencies, energy corporations, and international entities including Canada’s National Energy Board, the China State Electricity Regulatory Commission, and the Thailand Environmental Dispute Prevention and Resolution Center.