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

John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Gaming Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Arbitration Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Mediation Real Estate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Family Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Arbitration Litigation - Health Care Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property International Arbitration - Governmental Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Equipment Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Gaming Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Mediation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation 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:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Insurance Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mediation Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation
Lawyer
Donald G. Gavin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Donald G. Gavin

Gavin ADR, LLC
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Consumer Protection Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Civil Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Health Care Law Mediation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pasadena, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Mediation Arbitration Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
Peter M. Kellett was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Peter M. Kellett

Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sedalia, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas Dallas, Texas Plano, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
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 Arbitration Litigation - Patent Mediation Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mediation Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Oil and Gas Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Mediation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Arbitration 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:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Employment Law - Management Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Mediation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Mediation Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
Gordon W. Netzorg was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gordon W. Netzorg

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation
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:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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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 Commercial Litigation Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Mediation Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Arbitration Mediation
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 Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Municipal Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Antitrust Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Municipal Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation
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 Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration

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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.