I have been an attorney for 25+ years licensed in Connecticut and New York,... more
I have been an attorney for 25+ years licensed in Connecticut and New York, practicing employment law exclusively for over 22 years. I am also an arbitrator and mediator of workplace disputes. I represent businesses, organizations and non-profits, manage and minimize their legal exposure in the employment areas of hiring, retention, termination and HR implementation and practice.I also prov... view profile
In addition to working with individiual clients as an attorney to help them resolve... more
In addition to working with individiual clients as an attorney to help them resolve a family matter, I am also a mediator. In mediation, parties make their own agreement with the guidance of a trained professional. The mediation process helps peopleresolve family disputesin a more congenial way than the traditional adversarial process of litigation --thereby helping to reduce the overall stress... view profile
Since being admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1981 I have established myself as a... more
Since being admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1981 I have established myself as a respected attorney in the areas of personal injury and nursing home abuse, among others. Now a Partner at Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, I conduct negotiations, mediations and other forms of dispute resolution on behalf of the firm's clientele. Prior to joining Tooher Wocl & Leydon I was the President... 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.