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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Corporate Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction
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:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities 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:
    Mediation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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:
    Mediation Health Care Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law
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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:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Civil Rights Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Gaming Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Financial Services Regulation Law Arbitration Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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
Cedric C. Chao was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Cedric C. Chao

DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration Family Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - 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 Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Arbitration Native American Law Media Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust
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:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Construction Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
Donald G. Gavin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald G. Gavin

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

Peter M. Kellett

Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sedalia, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Construction
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:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Amarillo, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Arbitration Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Corporate Law
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:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management 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:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Arbitration Medical Malpractice Law - 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:
    Insurance Law Mediation
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:
    Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Arbitration Employment Law - Individuals Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
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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:
    Mediation Arbitration Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Municipal 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:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Individuals Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Mediation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Appellate Practice Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Insurance Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Mediation Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation

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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.