What is mediation, and why is it an effective tool for resolving legal disputes in San Diego? Mediation is an alternative to litigation in order to resolve a legal dispute if negotiation is not successful. In a mediation, the parties agree upon a neutral mediator who has experience with the type of legal dispute the parties are attempting to resolve. Mediation is not like a Court of law, as there are no rules of evidence or legal underpinnings to present or defend. The mediator simply attempts to help the parties to reach a greater understanding of each other’s position, and to find common ground.
The mediator provides legal insight into how disputes like yours have been handled by California Courts in the past, and the likelihood of success for each position. The mediator works to establish a positive and constructive environment while working to move the parties closer together to resolve a portion or all of the dispute. The mediator should help to identify appropriate remedies and damages, and recommend solutions. Anything that can be resolved in mediation does not have to add time and expense to the next legal steps of arbitration or litigation of a lawsuit in open Court. As your representative throughout the legal process, including mediation, the experienced attorneys at the Watkins Firm work to protect your interests and facilitate a prompt and cost effective resolution.
It is in your best interests to be represented by experienced legal counsel throughout the resolution of a legal dispute, and we bring decades of proven experience and a successful track record to protect your interests. If you are involved in a legal dispute we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call us for a free and substantial consultation at 858-535-1511.