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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Corporate Law Trademark Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration Commercial Litigation International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Westfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation
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John E. Bulman was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mediation Native American Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Gaming Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Financial Services Regulation Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Arbitration Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
Charles L. Denaburg was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Charles L. Denaburg

Najjar Denaburg, P.C.
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Media Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Gaming Law Arbitration Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Mediation Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Arbitration Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
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Donald G. Gavin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald G. Gavin

Gavin ADR, LLC
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Appellate Practice Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Corporate Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Construction Consumer Protection Law Mediation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mediation Insurance Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pasadena, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation
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Peter M. Kellett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter M. Kellett

Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sedalia, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Amarillo, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Patent Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Arbitration Labor Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Corporate Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Natural Resources Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Administrative / Regulatory Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Mediation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Mediation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Arbitration Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Municipal Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Arbitration Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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Jotham D. Pierce, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jotham D. Pierce, Jr.

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mediation Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Municipal Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Arbitration Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Mediation Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Warren, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Practice Area Definition

Mediation Definition

Mediation is a consensus-driven process for resolving disputes prior to litigation or anywhere along the life of a lawsuit.  Unlike trials and arbitration, success in mediation depends entirely upon the parties agreeing.  Hence, clients have greater control over their own fate as well as the ability to craft solutions that a court, arbitrator or jury may not be able to compel. Thus, while clients are usually represented by counsel in mediation, clients often actively engage in the mediation dialogue and designing possible solutions.

Some court programs direct parties to mediate and choose the mediator as well.  However, parties remain free to either reach an accord or continue with their dispute. 

Beyond court-sponsored programs, the mediation process begins when adversaries agree to mediate and agree upon a neutral.  Here, the choices and considerations are many.  Prior legal or judicial experience, business acumen and subject matter expertise may matter, along with the mediator’s record and interpersonal skills.  Because mediation success requires consensus, a mediator’s effectiveness is often tied to her or his ability to help everyone weigh realistic options and tradeoffs as much as forecasting the outcome of an uncertain litigation path.

In most jurisdictions, mediators need not be licensed attorneys, as they neither act as attorneys nor provide legal advice.  However, some advocates prefer an attorney mediator to help assess the risks and rewards of litigating further.  Sources of information about mediator candidates include referrals and references, articles and profiles, the mediator’s website, and direct calls with the mediator about their background and approach.

Court rules typically prohibit disclosing statements made and information shared during the mediation process in the underlying litigation.  These rules allow the parties to speak candidly and eliminate misunderstandings as to core facts and interests.  Hence, even short of a full resolution immediately, mediation allows everyone to substantially narrow the scope of most disputes before the parties incur significant sunk costs (both direct and indirect costs of litigating) and alternatives evaporate.  Accordingly, many counsel and clients are mediating sooner in the life of a dispute in order to capitalize on these opportunities.

Mediation is a consensus-driven process for resolving disputes prior to litigation or anywhere along the life of a lawsuit.  Unlike trials and arbitration, success in mediation depends entirely upon the parties agreeing.  Hence, clients have greater control over their own fate as well as the ability to craft solutions that a court, arbitrator or jury may not be able to compel. Thus, while clients are usually represented by counsel in mediation, clients often actively engage in the mediation dialogue and designing possible solutions.

Some court programs direct parties to mediate and choose the mediator as well.  However, parties remain free to either reach an accord or continue with their dispute. 

Beyond court-sponsored programs, the mediation process begins when adversaries agree to mediate and agree upon a neutral.  Here, the choices and considerations are many.  Prior legal or judicial experience, business acumen and subject matter expertise may matter, along with the mediator’s record and interpersonal skills.  Because mediation success requires consensus, a mediator’s effectiveness is often tied to her or his ability to help everyone weigh realistic options and tradeoffs as much as forecasting the outcome of an uncertain litigation path.

In most jurisdictions, mediators need not be licensed attorneys, as they neither act as attorneys nor provide legal advice.  However, some advocates prefer an attorney mediator to help assess the risks and rewards of litigating further.  Sources of information about mediator candidates include referrals and references, articles and profiles, the mediator’s website, and direct calls with the mediator about their background and approach.

Court rules typically prohibit disclosing statements made and information shared during the mediation process in the underlying litigation.  These rules allow the parties to speak candidly and eliminate misunderstandings as to core facts and interests.  Hence, even short of a full resolution immediately, mediation allows everyone to substantially narrow the scope of most disputes before the parties incur significant sunk costs (both direct and indirect costs of litigating) and alternatives evaporate.  Accordingly, many counsel and clients are mediating sooner in the life of a dispute in order to capitalize on these opportunities.