My Approach - The Light at the End of the Tunnel
As a mediator, I facilitate negotiation and settlement between disputing parties by providing direction and encouragement, working collaboratively with them to find creative ways to reach a mutually satisfying solution, and typically a compromise. I strive to create an atmosphere of reaching the light at the end of the tunnel rather than the point of no return. Litigation is stressful and protracted, often drawn out over many years and only compounding the bitter feelings between the parties.
I do not represent or advocate for either side in a lawsuit. My role is to try to bring both parties to a common middle ground, by facilitating discussion and controlling the direction of negotiations.
When a solution is achieved, I prepare a memorandum detailing the conditions of the settle, but the parties are responsible for the completion of any court documents.