When most people think of lawyers, they assume they spend most of their time in court, litigating disputes on behalf of their clients. In reality, a great deal of the civil, non-criminal practice of law involves non-litigated resolution of disputes. 95% of all civil cases are settled and do not make it all the way to a trial. Our attorneys always try to negotiate with opposing counsel to see if the dispute can be settled on mutually agreeable terms. When our direct efforts are unsuccessful, a neutral third party called a mediator can often get the parties on the same page. Mediation can be a cost effective and faster way of resolving legal disputes. Our firm has a certified family law mediator who regularly acts as a neutral. We also participate as advocates for our clients in a wide range of mediated cases which can include divorce, child support, custody, personal injury, contracts, business law and even mortgage foreclosure. A good attorney realizes that a mediated resolution of a case is often the best possible result for a client. If you are concerned about the high costs of litigation and/or just want to get your case completed as quickly as possible, contact us to discuss if mediation is a good option for you.