I need representation at mediation, can Webb Law Group, APC., help me?

Short Answer: Yes.

Your attorney’s value to you comes from extensive legal experience, perspective and understanding to every legal matter. Collectively, our attorneys have decades of experience in various practice areas. Based on this extensive knowledge, they have the ability to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case, which makes their settlement experience effective at mediation.

What mediation is:
Mediation is a confidential, non-binding process in which a trained mediator acts as a neutral person who facilitates communication between disputants. The mediator assists parties in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution of all or part of their dispute.

What mediation is not:
Mediation is not debating. It does not require you to prove that you are right, and the other person is wrong. Unlike debating, mediation is not intended to have a “win-lose” outcome.

What mediators will do:
The mediator is a neutral who helps participants reach a settlement. The mediator will not impose a settlement but will assist the parties in exploring settlement options. A mediator is often able to more fully explore the parties’ underlying interests, needs and priorities. The Mediator will help identify the issues and interest in need of resolution. We can accomplish creative things in the mediation that we could never accomplish in trial.

What mediators don’t do:
The mediator is not the decision-maker and does not resolve the dispute – the parties do. Mediators will not make decisions for you and/or the other person about how your dispute will be resolved.

Webb Law Group, APC., has over 30-years of combined experience in representing our clients at mediation. In sum, our office is prepared to help you if you are seeking representation at mediation.

Frequently Asked Questions

A private conversation with a neutral mediator. Each side has its own conference room. You will not be speaking to the other side or their counsel directly. The conversations occur between the mediator and the parties, usually one at a time and privately in a separate room with your attorney at your side anytime you are speaking with the neutral.

The mediator will spend the day going back and forth between parties sharing information and offering their opinion on what we should do. We share all of your facts with the mediator in an effort to get the mediator’s honest opinion of your case.

If we settle the case, then a settlement agreement is signed immediately with a formal version in the following weeks. Payment is usually made 30-60 days within date of final signature of the agreement. However, be prepared to walk away from the table if necessary.

The single most important factor contributing to the success of mediation is the presence of all decision-makers. All parties, their counsel and persons with full authority to settle the case must personally attend the mediation, unless excused by the court for good cause

All communications, negotiations, or settlement discussions in the course of a mediation are confidential and are not admissible or subject to discovery, with small exceptions under California law. However, facts disclosed to the mediator may be shared with opposing counsel during the mediation. If you do not want something shared, please be sure the mediator takes note of this instruction.

Be prepared to state your position and then listen carefully to the other side. Take an educated look at all options but always be willing to walk away from the table. You may be willing to settle but other side may not be, or vice versa. Be prepared for a full day of negotiations and strategy meetings afterwards in the event that we don’t reach an agreement. Lastly, we recommend taking notes.

Contact Webb Law Group

If you would like to schedule a free, no-risk consultation with Webb Law Group, call 559.431.4888 or 619.399.7700 between 7am and 5:30pm Monday – Friday. You can also submit a request through our online form. If we cannot answer you inquiry immediately, we will be in touch within 24 hours.

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