Mediation, in Particular Early Mediation Works
Early mediation is very effective when you plan for success. Success in mediation is all about solving a problem, where success at trial is winning the war.
Solving a problem, requires far less information and is typically obtained in less time than turning every stone in preparation for trial.
Planning for success is straightforward. Both sides share their claims and counter claims along with their supporting evidence. Then the parties work towards targeted discovery limited to just the information necessary to make a decision.
Successful planning results in a dispute that is resolved, quickly.
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Sherman successfully mediated a complex construction defect case just before the scheduled jury trial. Sherman arrived with a full understanding of the conflicting experts’ opinions and insurance issues, which made settlement nearly impossible. His construction background definitely focused the parties critical claim issues. His litigation background supplemented my clients understanding of the risks of going to trial. He interacted with clients well and used his mediation techniques effectively. I would definitely use Sherman again as a mediator.
Thomas Bigsby – Attorney