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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Trademark Law Mediation Arbitration Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Arbitration 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:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
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:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration 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:
    Construction Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Banking and Finance Law 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:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation
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
Cedric C. Chao was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Cedric C. Chao

DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Littleton, New Hampshire Camden, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation
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:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, District of Columbia Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • 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:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Mediation Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust Gaming Law Arbitration
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 Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Mediation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Arbitration Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Mediation
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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:
    Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation
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 Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction
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 Mediation Arbitration 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 Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Appellate Practice Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Mediation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Arbitration Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Litigation - Construction Consumer Protection Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Insurance Law Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation
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:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation 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:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sedalia, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration 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 Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation
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:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation Antitrust Law
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:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Mediation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Natural Resources Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Mediation 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 Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Arbitration Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Mediation Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation 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:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Antitrust Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Mediation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Municipal Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Arbitration Employment Law - Individuals Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
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:
    Construction Law Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Mediation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Municipal Mediation Arbitration Administrative / Regulatory Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Individuals Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Appellate Practice Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation 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.