Joe Reyes

Joe Reyes


Favorite Quote: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden


Joe has been a Mediation Instructor with Lakewood College since June of 2017. Before being part of the Lakewood team, he worked as a mediator for the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDRS) as well as a private mediator. In addition to working in the mediation field, he has held several positions.

Joe worked as Criminal Justice program director for San Joaquin Valley College, an Officer with the Fullerton College Campus Police Department, Field Training Officer at the State of California Office of Protective Services. He was then promoted to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and investigated numerous cases involving child abuse, elder abuse, death investigations, and sexual assaults.

In 2007, Mr. Reyes transferred to the State of California Department of Corrections where he worked as a Special Agent with their Internal Affairs (OIA) Unit. Joe held the position of Terrorism Liaison Office.

Joe served 7 years in the United States Marine Corps and 6 years in the Army National Guard. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Negotiations and Conflict Management.


  • Juris Doctorate. Expected graduation date June 2020, California Southern Law School
  • Master of Arts, Negotiations and Conflict Resolution, California State University
  • Associate of Science, Administration of Justice, Fullerton College
  • Basic Corrections Certificate, Victor Valley College Corrections Academy
  • Peace officer Standards and Training Certificate, Fullerton College Police Academy

Courses Taught

  • Mediation Certificate Program
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Remedies and Dispute Resolution
  • The Art of Negotiation