Mediation is the process where an impartial, neutral “mediator” facilitates negotiation and communication and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties in a dispute.
Dwight James has been a trial lawyer for over 50 years. During his trial career he successfully represented clients in over 100 civil jury trials. That experience makes Dwight uniquely qualified as a mediator.
In addition, Dwight is recognized for the insight and compassion he brings to the table in assisting parties to reach a fair resolution of their claims.
Please call our office to schedule Dwight for your next mediation.
Benefits of Mediation
- Mediation provides a neutral setting to bring out all aspects of a dispute in order to understand the views of both parties involved.
- Each party is allowed to bring out every aspect they feel is important in order to come to an agreement.
- The mediator acts as a neutral party to keep conversations under “control.” The mediator is trained to walk parties through difficult negotiations.
- The mediator will not take sides.
- Mediation provides a safe place for parties to listen to the other side.
- Mediation provides a place to clear up misunderstandings, ask questions and find answers.
- Each party is allowed an opportunity to be heard-perhaps for the first time.
- No agreement is made unless both parties consent to it.
- Parties will have a clearer understanding on options they have, even if an agreement is not made.
- It may be less expensive, particularly if you do not have to go to court.
- It may be less stressful emotionally than the courtroom.
- It is private and confidential.
- It has a high success rate as almost 70% of all cases that use mediation are resolved outside of court.