Mediation Attorney

Seeking the assistance of a mediation attorney can help you bring your business and/or contract disputes to a quicker and more cost effective resolution. Mediation also allows for disputing parties to have a greater say in the outcome and the conditions of the resolution itself – unlike a formal hearing where a judge imposes solutions.

If you cannot seem to find common ground with a business associate, but want to avoid
expenses of a courtroom dispute, call our firm and speak with a mediation attorney.
Call us @ 408-971-4359

Attorney Diane Deckard is an experienced mediation attorney who has assisted our clients in resolving their disputes through the mediation process. As a mediator, she has aided in negotiating successful resolutions in the following matters:
  • Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Business Partnership Disputes
  • Disputes of Wills and Trusts
  • Non-Marital Trust Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation

California’s Code of Civil Procedure § 1775 advises that, “…mediation provides parties with a simplified and economical procedure for obtaining prompt and equitable resolution of their disputes and a greater opportunity to participate directly in resolving these disputes.”   Due to the congestion of the courts and the costs associated with taking a matter before the bench, a mediation attorney may be the fastest and most economical path to resolving your dispute. In fact, it is suggested in California’s Code of Civil Procedure that, “…participants in disputes should be encouraged to utilize mediation…for resolving their differences in the early stages of a civil action.”

One of the vital differences between taking your matter before a judge and seeking resolution with a mediation attorney is that you will have a say in the negotiation of the terms that will ultimately resolve the matter. No mediating authority has the right or power to determine how your dispute will be settled. Mediation is a fully “hands on” approach to conflict resolution, and, as such, you may find it more beneficial in the end, especially if your goal is to maintain a working relationship with the party with whom you are in dispute.

The role of the mediation attorney is solely to hear the arguments stemming from both sides of the controversy and point out the strengths and/or weaknesses of the arguments from a legal standpoint. The mediator may offer advice as a neutral party, but it is ultimately the mediator’s goal to bring the disputing parties to a mutual settlement or agreement to resolve their differences.

Choosing to pursue a resolution to your business related or contractual pursuit with a mediation attorney can ultimately save you hundreds of dollars in legal fees.

Contractual dispute resolutions can be reached without litigation proceedings.
Speak to a mediation attorney and see how alternative dispute
resolution can benefit your pocketbook and peace of mind! Call 408-971-4359

Contact us if you need a mediation attorney in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Milpitas. The discussion on this web page is for informational purposes only and does not promise an outcome in any future case handled by the Deckard Law Firm.


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