For almost 40 years I have litigated hundreds of matters at the end of which the parties, after lengthy litigation and spending substantial sums  money for attorneys’ fees, arrived at an agreement.

An agreement they could have reached at the start of their dispute with proper mediation, often saving, at least, 50% of the cost and 50% of the time. Money and time which they could have better used, say, for after divorce transitioning into their new stage of life or for their children. Likewise, say, after a civil dispute, money, and time to be used for their next business venture or financial investment.

If you and someone else have reached a point of wanting a dispute resolved, but want to avoid litigation, often saving, at least, half of the money and half of the time of litigation, then contact me to draw on my almost 40 years of  trial and litigation experience in civil litigation and family law.

I will help the parties evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of their cases. Then I will not force a settlement, but instead identify the parties’ positions. Then once identified, have the parties comfortably explore optimal, mutually beneficial resolutions, they often had not yet considered. 

This leads to a win-win resolution for both parties exceeding the benefit of either party in the zero-sum, win-lose, litigation experience. This superior resolution maximizes satisfaction and minimizes the buyer’s remorse parties often experience after litigation concludes.

Mediation can be done when parties have no attorneys or when they are represented by attorneys. If, however, the parties are represented by attorneys, but want to mediate without them, I still must initially confer with their attorneys and thereafter as requested.

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.”

Abraham Lincoln

“As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.”

Abraham Lincoln

“About half the practice of the decent lawyer is telling clients that they are damned fools and should stop.”

— Elihu Root, leading American Trial Lawyer and President Theodore Roosevelt’s Secretary of War.