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

Whether your client is large corporation or a small business owner the issues are equally important.  And your clients rely on you to navigate the judicial process. And that process includes mediation. Almost all judges require it, and some statutes require it pre-suit.

As a trial and appellate lawyer, Jennifer Winegardner has seen what can happen when litigants don't or can't settle. Let Jennifer Winegardner help you bring your client's case to a close. 

As counsel, you can get the process going:

  • Prepare your client, let them know what to expect

  • Have some parameters in mind for settlement

  • Prepare the mediator with a clear short statement of the claims and evidence