I was born and raised in Napa, CA, where my family first arrived over 100 years ago.... more
I was born and raised in Napa, CA, where my family first arrived over 100 years ago. In 2006, I became fully bilingual after spending a year studying Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Barcelona in Spain. I then graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from UC Berkeley in 2007 with Bachelor´s degrees in both Spanish and Music, where I also made the Dean’s Honor... view profile
I have successfully litigated, mediated, and settled hundreds of matters. I'm a firm... more
I have successfully litigated, mediated, and settled hundreds of matters. I'm a firm believer that mediation relieves much of the anxiety clients experience in litigation, and results in tremendous cost and fee savings to all participants.
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.