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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Antitrust Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Antitrust Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction International Trade and Finance Law International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
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:
    Appellate Practice Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Arbitration Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Westfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Health Care Law
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:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Mediation Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Native American Law Real Estate Law Gaming Law Financial Services Regulation Law Arbitration Banking and Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Trade Secrets Law Mediation
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:
    Camden, New Hampshire Littleton, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mediation Arbitration Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Family Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, District of Columbia Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law Litigation - Antitrust Gaming Law Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Native American Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
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:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Construction Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment
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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 Litigation - Construction Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - ERISA Mediation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Real Estate Law Mediation Arbitration Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Consumer Protection Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Corporate Law Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation 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 Litigation - Construction Mediation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pasadena, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 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 Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Mediation 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:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Mediation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Arbitration
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:
    Government Relations Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Arbitration Patent Law Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Corporate Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants 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 Arbitration Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Tax Law Mediation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Litigation - Insurance Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Administrative / Regulatory Law Mediation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Arbitration Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
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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 Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Energy Law Arbitration
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:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Arbitration Municipal Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Municipal Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Labor Law - Union
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Municipal 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.