Sheila is a member of the Maryland Collaborative Law Association and is certified by... more
Sheila is a member of the Maryland Collaborative Law Association and is certified by the Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI). Sheila is a member of ADR Maryland, a panel of highly-experienced and widely-respected neutral Maryland attorneys who are trained and skilled in alternative dispute resolution. ADR Maryland members are all AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have extensive ... view profile
40years experience practicing law in the Baltimore City/County area, specializing in... more
40years experience practicing law in the Baltimore City/County area, specializing in personal injury, auto accidents and premises liability cases. Wide experience with serious criminal jury trials including homicides. Also handling Workers' Compensation claims and estates. Court appointed mediator in Baltimore City, Baltimore County Howard County and statewide for business and technology. Will ... 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.