About Us

As attorneys and principals of Innovative Dispute Resolution, LLC (“IDR”), Jo Ellen Dyer and Brett Coonrod both have years of practical legal and negotiating experience that influence and color their work with clients. Through founding IDR, Jo Ellen and Brett now use their individual and collective experiences and subject area expertise, as well as cutting-edge ADR techniques, to efficiently and effectively provide ADR services to litigants and others who may need them. Their practice areas include business and financial disputes, employment issues, personal injury claims and real estate conflicts.

Brett’s many years of experience in business and personal injury litigation, as well as knowledge of the real estate industry both from the legal and sales aspects, gives him a broad base of knowledge and expertise from which he can draw to hep you craft a resolution to your dispute. Jo Ellen’s background in corporate law and psychology are helpful in navigating between the realities parties face in their businesses and work lives, and the emotionally-charged nature of conflict.

Our team has the skills and dedication to help parties resolve their disputes. Contact us today!

Conflict is inevitable, combat is optional.
-Max Lucade

Brett Coonrod, J.D.

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Brett Coonrod is a graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Kansas School of Law. He has practiced law for over 40 years representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases ranging from simple automobile cases to franchise disputes to complex tort litigation and is currently a founding member of Coonrod Law, LLC and Innovative Dispute Resolution, LLC. He is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri state and federal courts although he has been involved in cases throughout the United States. Read Full Bio

Jo Ellen Dyer, J.D.

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As a trained and experienced mediator, Jo Ellen Dyer is a founding member of Innovative Dispute Resolution, LLC. Pursuant to the rules of the Kansas Supreme Court, she is an approved mediator for civil mediation and as a Mentor Mediator. She is also a licensed attorney in both Kansas and Texas. In 2005, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and developed a passion for helping others discover the power that is derived from creative and mutual resolution of conflict. Read Full Bio