Kevin Collins is a member of Nyemaster Goode's Litigation andBusiness, Finance,... more
Kevin Collins is a member of Nyemaster Goode's Litigation andBusiness, Finance, andReal Estate Departments. He concentrates in the area of commercial litigation, including intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights), business torts, products liability, and construction. He also routinely handles dissolution proceedings. Kevin served as the President of the Iowa State Bar Ass... view profile
5th of 6 kids, reared in a county seat and on a lake, worked construction, cleaned... more
5th of 6 kids, reared in a county seat and on a lake, worked construction, cleaned latrines, painted barns, played violin, piano, clarinet and guitar, outgrew asthma, studied hard, smoked 9 years, flew 1,100 hours, married well, fathered two great daughters, did 3 triathlons and 5 marathons and countless half-marathons, flunked golf, sang a few solos, tried over 130 jury trials, and made a seco... 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.