After decades of practicing as a trial attorney, I came to the realization that mediation was a less expensive, less stressful, and quicker process for my clients than traditional... more
After decades of practicing as a trial attorney, I came to the realization that mediation was a less expensive, less stressful, and quicker process for my clients than traditional litigation. So despite my love of the courtroom I transitioned my practice to conducting mediations full-time. Now, having conducted more than 2,000 mediations in numerous states across the country, I have become even... 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.