The Logue Group has practitioners with deep experience in a variety of processes and substantive areas. We can match a person or assemble a team to meet your needs.
Bill founded The Logue Group in 1994 and has been a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, consensus builder, trainer and consultant to individuals, law firms, businesses, foundations, nonprofits and public organizations since 1986. He mediates employment, workplace, commercial, construction, environmental, and many other matters. Bill has engaged in public policy consensus building work on environmental, transportation and human service issues in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Bill has designed and lead conflict resolution training programs for numerous organizations in the public and private sector. He contributed three chapters to the Mediation Practice Book published in 2001. He is a former chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and former Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution in the Courts, Bill is also a former President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is lead faculty for 40-hour mediation training program sponsored by the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution and University of Connecticut and is a lead trainer for the Connecticut Land Use Leadership Alliance. Bill teaches negotiation and representation in mediation at Quinnipiac Law School where he is a Senior Fellow & Director, Training Programs at the Center for Dispute Resolution. He has been appointed as a panelist to the Connecticut Department of Education Mediation and Neutral Arbitrator Panels. Bill is also a panelist with the US Postal Service REDRESS program for EEO complaints. He is a Senior Affiliate Practitioner of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James Cooper Fellows. Bill is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law and is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Loraine Della Porta
Loraine Della Porta’s public sector career spans over twenty-five years and reflects extensive experience in conflict prevention, organizational development and training. She is a trained lawyer and an experienced mediator, facilitator and dispute systems designer. Loraine is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development and adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. From 2001 to 2013, Loraine served as the Deputy Director of the MA Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), a free-standing institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston which serves as a neutral forum to assist public entities in resolving conflict and collaborating on important policy issues within government and across sectors. During her tenure, Loraine played a major role in launching a number of large-scale projects, programs and public policy initiatives including most recently, the design and implementation of mediation programs for the Massachusetts Department of Correction and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. She also served as the Director of MOPC’s Public Policy Institute which provided a vehicle for communities to engage in deliberative dialogue and civil discourse on important policy issues including quality and affordable health care, immigration, energy, youth violence, and financial security. Loraine current professional focus is on expanding the use of restorative justice and restorative practices both domestically and abroad.
Madison (Matt) Thompson
Matt comes to The Logue Group with a passion for understanding the impact of culture on conflict. With over thirty years of conflict resolution experience in health care, banking, higher education and community organizations he has served as a Physician Assistant, Director of Employee Relations, Director of Affirmative Action and Vice President of Diversity.
Matt has extensive experience in large group facilitation working with the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) and with the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC). He serves as Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University, Salus University in Philadelphia, PA, and Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Myers, FL. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Dispute Resolution program and teaches Negotiations for NeighborWorks America. Matt also serves as Senior Strategist for Story +Structure, a human-centered design firm that provides systems and product solutions, based in Boston.
Matt is actively involved in his community, serving his second year as Co-Facilitator for LeadBoston, a leadership program sponsored by the Greater Boston YWCA. He has been a facilitator of the City Wide Dialogues on Racial and Ethnic Diversity since that program’s inception in 2003 and has facilitated a round of the dialogues with the Boston City Council. A resident of Dorchester, MA, he has served as Vice President of the Fields Corner Community Development Corporation for the past fifteen years.
Matt is a graduate of Northeastern University and the Dispute Resolution program of the University of Massachusetts Boston.