What is mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, giving parties an opportunity to resolve their dispute without going to trial. It is a voluntary process, meaning all parties must agree to participate and any party may terminate the mediation at any time.
If the parties agree, they will meet with a mediator: a neutral individual who does not decide the case for the parties nor act as an advocate for either party. Because of this, the mediator will not give any legal advice, but instead facilitates the parties in achieving a mutually acceptable resolution.
Why mediation over litigation?
Mediation is usually less costly and more expeditious than going to court.
Parties may explore many different options during mediation but remain free to return to the traditional court process at any point.
Mediation allows you to explore options that may be unavailable in court. You decide an outcome that’s right for you.
Anything said during the mediation is completely confidential, meaning nothing can be repeated in court and the mediator cannot be called to testify as a witness at trial.
In mediation, you decide an outcome that is right for you rather than risk a potentially adverse decision by a judge or jury.
Why choose Korn Law Group?
Experience. Our mediators are highly respected attorneys that come from diverse backgrounds and practice areas. Such extensive legal expertise is augmented with ongoing training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Commitment. We strongly believe in the mediation process and work hard to help people arrive at the best possible outcome of their dispute. Our mediators are dedicated to each stage of the mediation process – from preparing for the mediation to the signing of the settlement agreement.
Compassion. We provide a professional and comfortable environment and strive to handle complicated disputes in a friendly and dignified manner. In addition to legal and business acumen, our mediators possess the credibility, tact, patience, and settlement skills needed to resolve even the most contentious and complex matters.
What disputes are appropriate for mediation?
While the majority of disputes are appropriate for mediation, certain ones are not. Contact our office today for a free consultation to see if your dispute can be mediated.