A method of dispute resolution that is an alternative to traditional litigation
Mediation is a confidential, practical way to resolve problems, and is an attractive alternative to traditional courtroom litigation. Parties to a dispute often prefer mediation because—
- Mediation is less costly than litigation
- Disputes are resolved privately
- Mediation often takes less time to reach a resolution
- Negotiations are confidential
- Mediation avoids the formality of court rules and procedures
- The parties get to select the mediator
Mediation lets the parties achieve a win-win
When a dispute results in a courtroom trial, there will be a winner and a loser. The decision is made by a judge or jury who does not know the parties, likely has no background in the subject matter of the dispute and thus may not fully understand the dispute, and who will never feel the consequences of their decision.
There are no losers when a dispute is resolved with mediation. While the parties may not get everything they hoped for, mediation results in a settlement of all issues that each party can live with.
Let us resolve your dispute with mediation
The attorneys of Shaffer & Shaffer take a non-adversarial approach to resolving legal problems where communication is facilitated between the parties and assistance is given in terms focusing on the real issues in dispute and options for settlement. The mediation attorneys at Shaffer and Shaffer, PLLC bring all of their litigation experience to the mediation table. Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC is routinely called upon by judges and other West Virginia attorneys to assist with the most difficult cases.
Contact Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC
To speak with Charles Piccirillo about resolving your dispute through mediation, call Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC at 304.369.0511 (Madison) or 304.344.8716 (Charleston). You may also contact the attorneys of Shaffer & Shaffer online.