MEDIATION/ARBITRATION: While I love my practice of law, I see how litigation causes havoc in the lives of people involved in a lawsuit as well as major disruption in any organization named in a lawsuit. Even the winners in litigation are sometimes unhappy with the time and expense involved with a lawsuit, much less the losers in the case. While still respresent people in their employment disputes, back in 2006 I wondered whether there was a better way to resolve disputes. I can tell you now--there is--alternative dispute resolution (ADR) which includes arbitration and mediation. I have moved my practice to focus on arbitration and mediation and I enjoy what I do. That in turn, means I can do an excellent job for the people and attorneys who hire me. With respect to arbitrations, I have arbitrated million dollar claims and offer quick turn-around and resolute attention to the dispute.
In mediation, I have turned seemingly intractable parties around, brought them to the table and found a solution that everyone can live with. I would be pleased to bring my calm demeanor, professionalism and the wisdom I have gained through hundreds of mediations to your dispute. I have mediated real estate, employment, intellectual property, licensing, leasing and commercial disputes and am proud to boast that I mediated the first mortgage foreclosure cases in Madison County and St. Louis County pursuant to their new mediation programs.
LAWYER: I act as a private attorney for employees or employers with disputes and provide individualized, focused and quick legal services. Moreover, for employers I can assist with policies, general counseling and negotiations with employees. I bring my preference for a quick and acceptable resolution to every dispute I handle and have plenty of satisfied clients who will attest to my clear vision guiding them through the murky details of the legal dispute and allowing them to move past the dispute and get on with their life.
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1987||08/08/2016|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1985||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Kimmell Leadership Award||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||2004|
|Mediator/Arbitrator||US Arbitration & Mediation-Midwest||2007 - Present|
|Lawyer||KIM L. KIRN LAW||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Madison County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Non-Compete Clause||Client was able to change jobs without restriction|
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|Notre Dame Law School||Law||Juris Doctorate||1985|