Mediation is a tool available as an
alternative to the litigation process. It can be used prior to
or during litigation. We have a method by which parties can
resolve their differences while determining their own outcomes
and preserve the future of their relationships. It affords an
opportunity to resolve disputes in a quick, fair and inexpensive
manner. We believe strongly that our process is less expensive
and as important, provides an alternative to the emotionally
draining litigation process.
Our attorney has been through the litigation
process numerous times, during his thirty-one years of practice,
and has settled many cases utilizing the talent and expertise of
mediators. Settlements have always been attained after
providing advice to his clients and explaining this process. In
each instance his clients have been satisfied and gratified by
the alternative course of action and their ability to avoid the
emotional strain and what inevitably would have been protracted
and costly litigation. His practice has involved complex
litigation, unfair competition, real property, transactional
matters, employee-employer relations, landlord-tenant disputes
and personal injury.
Our non attorney mediator has been mediating
matters for eleven years. She specializes in family law cases
and has worked in court ordered mediations, recommending the
process, and has experience in small claims actions,
landlord-tenant disputes as well as real estate matters. In
addition to having a Master of Dispute Resolution from the
Strauss Institute, she possesses a Certificate in Dispute
Resolution with a focus on both domestic and animal law. She is
also a licensed real estate agent and was an educational
therapist for five years. In her free time, she volunteers at a
local animal shelter in order to find homeless animals forever
We believe combining the skill of an
attorney, who has practiced litigation and been through a
multitude of mediations, with a non attorney whose perspective
is derived from her conflict resolution courses, mediation
expertise, psychological training and life experience brings a
fresh new concept to this process.
We offer our services with three options.
You can select our attorney, our non attorney, or both of them.
The third option is a unique concept which affords an
opportunity for both cross gender mediation as well as a cross
disciplinary approach. This concept provides both a mediator
who comes into the mediation with litigation skills and
knowledge of the law, with a mediator who brings negotiation
skills and psychological understanding to the table. With the
availability of two mediators, a balance can be reached and
neutrality can be assured. The third option is unique and offers
both an attorney and non attorney at a lesser billing rate than
it would cost for both mediators.
We strongly recommend the mediating parties
are prepared, in advance, for the process, familiarized with the
process and come with the desire to fairly resolve the matter.
Our document, Preparing for a Successful Mediation, will help
you prepare yourself for your participation in this process or,
as an attorney, to ready your client for the process. With this
information available prior to our clients entering into this
process, we anticipate productive sessions with fair and
mutually satisfying results.