What are the benefits of mediation? Mediation is an efficient alternative to litigation. The mediator helps the parties shape their own resolution to the dispute rather than surrendering the outcome to 12 jurors. It is a quick and cost-effective way to let face-to-face bargaining settle a dispute, and it allows the parties to avoid the risks, costs, delay and the stress inherent in traditional litigation.
How does mediation work? Mediation offers the forum in which an impartial person -- the mediator-- facilitates communication between the parties to promote reconciliation, understanding, and ultimately settlement of their controversy. The mediator remains neutral throughout the process, and he does not impose his judgment on the issues or determine the ultimate outcome of the dispute.
Why is it important to have an experienced mediator? A good mediator can be the essential ingredient to achieving a fair out-of-court settlement. The mediator conducts the process, controls the flow of information and orchestrates the parties' negotiations. It is his job to focus the parties' attention on the real issues in dispute and help them generate problem-solving options.
Why am I a good choice to be your mediator? With more than 42 years as a trial lawyer and 15 years of mediation experience, I am able to discern and assist in the resolution of difficult or complex legal issues. I strive to use my client's time effectively to achieve a fair, negotiated result.
Unlike many mediators, I am able to come to your forum if that is helpful to the negotiation process or the most convenient for the parties.
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