Experience, integrity and flexibility form the backbone of my client oriented... more
Experience, integrity and flexibility form the backbone of my client oriented practice in Cook and DuPage Counties. My twelve years of negotiating, mediating, trials and appeals, inform my opinion of your case, and from our initial consultation onward, you always receive an honest assessment of the likely outcome. I strive for innovative solutions to your issues, minimizing expense and grief, s... view profile
Anne Chestney Mudd graduated cum laude from John Marshall Law School, where she... more
Anne Chestney Mudd graduated cum laude from John Marshall Law School, where she served on Law Review. In addition, she holds a master's degree in mathematics with honors from the University of Louisville. She received training in mediation from Pepperdine University School of Law and the College of DuPage. Anne also served as a mediation intern with Margaret S. Powers, an internationally-known... 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.