After more than 25 years litigating on the central coast, I became passionately focused on mediation and began making the transition to full-time mediator. After completing intensive... more
After more than 25 years litigating on the central coast, I became passionately focused on mediation and began making the transition to full-time mediator. After completing intensive training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law (ranked the number one dispute resolution program by U.S. News and World Report for the seventh consecutive year), ... 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.
Mediation Attorneys in cities near Santa Barbara, CA