Michael Aurit, JD, MDR

Founder and Director of Professional Mediation | (480) 485-4354

I love family and believe in peace.

Being a family mediator is a true blessing in my life because every day, I get to help families, doing the work I believe in. Helping people reach their best possible agreements and protecting children from harm are my life’s passions.

I believe everyone can reach agreements—there is always a way forward.

We understand that during divorce, people are often hurting, in conflict, fearful and uncertain about their future. That is where we come in. We are by your side, helping you find the courage you need to move forward through adversity, no matter what your history may be, or what level of conflict exists today.

I admire our clients for making the choice to have the healthiest divorce they can. I’m eternally grateful for our incomparable Aurit Center team, who light a clear path of peace and hope for families. Leading The Aurit Center with Karen is my highest honor and privilege.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.)
  • The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law (M.D.R.)
  • The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee College (B.F.A.)


  • Nationally recognized divorce and family mediator
  • President, The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, The Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
  • Ethics Chair, Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators
  • “10 Best” Arizona Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Certified Legal Document Preparer
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