Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Co-founder and Training Director, High Conflict Institute. Bill is a lawyer, therapist, mediator, author and developer of the high conflict personality theory.

California, USA

Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the co-founder and Training Director of High Conflict Institute. He developed the High Conflict Personality theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries.

As an attorney, Bill was a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including:

  • 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life

  • High Conflict People in Legal Disputes

  • It’s All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything

  • It’s All Your Fault at Work

  • SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  • BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns

  • So, What’s Your Proposal?

  • Don’t Alienate the Kids

  • Dating Radar

He is also the developer of the New Ways series of methods, including:

  • New Ways for Families (divorce/separation)

  • New Ways for Work

  • New Ways for Mediation

  • New Ways for Life (for teens/adolescents)