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Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
The majority of Michael Johnston’s cases involve civil commercial matters including representing insurance companies in first-party and third-party disputes and large subrogation cases. Michael has been the first chair attorney in over 75 jury tri...
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Commercial, Arbitration, Insurance
I have a passion for helping parties settle disputes at mediation that seem beyond resolution. In addition to training and experience as an attorney, I have over 12 years of experience in mediating to final settlement a wide array of civil litig...
Practice areas & skills: Mediation
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.