Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s... more
Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Block has extensive experience ... view profile
I represent companies and executives in employment litigation, administrative board... more
I represent companies and executives in employment litigation, administrative board actions, workplace investigations and mediations.I advise companies in their daily operations, focusing on labor law and human resources counseling, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, wage hour and compensation disputes, severance pay issues and terminations. I'vehandled manycases involving intellectu... view profile
I represent employees who've been wrongfully fired because the loss of income only... more
I represent employees who've been wrongfully fired because the loss of income only one part of their damages. When we introduce ourselves, we say things like, "Hi, I'm Joan. I'm a lawyer" or "Hi, I'm Joe, I'm a carpenter." Our jobs are part of our identity, so when an employer fires an employee, the employee's sense of self is also lost.
Donald B. Cripe, SCMA/ACR/AHLA After a long and successful career as a civil and... more
Donald B. Cripe, SCMA/ACR/AHLA After a long and successful career as a civil and family law trial attorney, Donald B. Cripe now devotes his professional efforts to dispute resolution services. Cripe mediates for court mediation programs in two counties; he has mediated well over 3000 cases. Cripe brings his trial and dispute resolution experience to every mediation with a strong desire to h... view profile
Jami Fosgate's family law practice is devoted to helping parties save time, money... more
Jami Fosgate's family law practice is devoted to helping parties save time, money and stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Representation and Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case. A one-hour consultation is availab... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.