Legal practitioner since 1976. Historical emphasis has been on personal injury and... more
Legal practitioner since 1976. Historical emphasis has been on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, having represented numerous Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of the State Courts of the State of Louisiana, as well as in the Federal District Courts of the State of Louisiana and in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 1993, served as Mediator in over 2,5... view profile
Ms. Loos is the founder of Katherine M. Loos, LLC. For 27 years she was a partner in... more
Ms. Loos is the founder of Katherine M. Loos, LLC. For 27 years she was a partner in the Lafayette firm of Briney Foret where she had a full-time litigation practice. She has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and in Texas. She has been involved in the successful resolution of many kinds of disputes including mass torts, complex multi-party li... 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.