I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported in... more
I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported in working together to solve their family law issues. Consequently, I specialize in Collaborative Law (Collaborative Practice) and mediation. Because I think it is important to keep learning and to improve my skills and abilities to better serve my clients, I have completed all the following trainings in mediation and... view profile
Mr. McCarthy is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble, indicating the highest... more
Mr. McCarthy is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble, indicating the highest level of expertise, experience, and integrity. Patrick McCarthy defends cases involving professional liability, construction defects, complex litigation, large loss cases, real estate, and public entity liability. A former trial attorney for the Marin County District Attorney's Office, for more than 20 years Mr. ... 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.