A modern and consultative approach to dispute resolution.
Guidance, support and strategy consulting services for litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Customized training programs, MCLES and subject matter presentations.
Considerations when sending an initial demand letter for mediation
Why you should strongly consider serving a comprehensive brief/demand well in advance of a mediation
Why confidential briefs rob you of a chance to educate the other party
Gathering information to settle a case when you have not conducted discovery yet.
Civil Code § 3343 / The Out of Pocket Rule
Preparing your buyer client to sign a 1542 waiver - home inspections once a claim arises
"Deb agreed to mediate a bitter construction dispute just before trial, after two former judges had tried and failed to make any settlement headway into opposing counsel's tornado of shady tactics, obfuscation and bullying. Deb settled the case.
She gains full command of complicated facts and laws. She possesses the social and emotional dexterity to communicate with compassion, intelligence and humor. She possesses the strength to be blunt. She listens. She brings appropriate doses of reality to both sides. She gains the respect of even unruly participants. She has the creativity to see avenues of resolution. She holds the commitment and the vision, even when 5 pm has come and gone, to sparing parties the many disruptions and costs of trial."
-Silicon Valley Litigator