You can't control what happens,
but you can control what happens next.
When you mediate your legal dispute, you can resolve the case on your own terms.
We offer in-person and on-line mediation settlement conferences.
Disputes may be the cost of doing business, but litigation doesn't have to be.
Litigation is expensive. And let's face it, judges and jurors are humans
whose experiences come with them to trial.
Mediation puts you in charge by giving you:
Validation: an opportunity to be heard by the opposing side and to hear their side
Empowerment: putting you in charge of the resolution, not the judge or jury
Speed: ending the dispute long before a court can (and time is money)
Economics: saving you the costs of trial and attorney fees
Privacy: making sure your business stays your business
Even when your don't settle, mediation is a valuable trial tool:
it gives you a reality check on your case.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
-- Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1850 Notes for a Law Lecture