I am a certified mediator, and I mediate cases that involve local governments and... more
I am a certified mediator, and I mediate cases that involve local governments and public policy issues. I spent 24 years as a local government attorney at the City of Atlanta and Fulton County where I litigated cases in both state and federal courts. In my position as the Fulton County Attorney, Ideveloped a unique skill of working well with political leaders and resolving public policy issues.
Frank Lightmas is an experienced and respected Atlanta, Georgia, trial lawyer,... more
Frank Lightmas is an experienced and respected Atlanta, Georgia, trial lawyer, mediator and arbitrator who has more than 38 years experience helping clients and attorneys resolve disputes pragmatically, quickly and cost-effectively. He represents individuals and businesses in commercial and business disputes in federal and state courts, before arbitration tribunals and before disciplinary, regu... 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.