Mediation

Mediation is a way to turbo-charge your negotiations by using a neutral third party to channel discussions down a productive path

A way to resolve disagreements without a judge or jury.

A way to reach agreement faster and with less expense than taking a battle all the way to the end.

A way to set the framework for future decision making.

Most cases settle before trial. Why not sooner rather than later?

One of the benefits of mediation is that it can take a flexible approach based on the needs of the parties.
  • It can be a facilitated negotiation that encourages practical decision-making.
  • It can be a way for parties to reach beyond entrenched positions.
  • It can be a way to slice through the complexities of a dispute.
  • It can be a way to bring in elements of a business or personal relationship that may not be admissible in court, or to agree on elements of a resolution that are beyond the scope of a court’s power.
  • It can be a forum for examining credibility and uncertainty in even the strongest of cases.
  • It can concern an entire case, or only a subset of issues (including discovery).
  • It can be an opportunity for each side to present its story to a neutral party, while serving as a reminder that the court is waiting in the wings if the parties do not reach agreement.
Mediators help the parties reach their own decisions, while judges and arbitrators make decisions for the parties. The mediator is neutral, and does not judge the parties, the factors or the law.  While a judge can recommend or order mediation, each party chooses voluntarily whether to  reach an agreement during mediation. Since each case is unique, we customize our approach based on the needs of each individual case.

We’re committed to finding a process just right for each client.

Our practice includes a variety of cases, such as:

Please keep in mind that in most cases mediation is confidential and settlement discussions are privileged. Consult with counsel prior to mediation if you have a concern.

Consider whether now is the time to try mediation to resolve your case.