Mediation is one of the most effective tools available for resolving civil disputes, especially those involving contract issues.  Disputing parties often seek to resolve the matter through litigation because they know of no other way.  When they realize mediation is an option and they can save time, money, and frustration, they are eager to engage in the process.  Often, mediation produces a more effective resolution than any other option.

Civil mediation can be used to settle a variety of disputes, including:

  • Business disputes (e.g., Contracts)
  • Employment disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Medical malpractice disputes
  • Personal injury disputes
  • Probate disputes
  • Public policy disputes

Mediation provides many benefits respecting the resolution of civil matters, including saving money and time and preserving the existing mutually beneficial relationship.  Mediation also puts disputing parties in control of the outcome.  This allows them to assess their risk and design their own solutions, including ones that might not be possible in court.

The key to a successful mediation is a skilled mediator.  If you would like additional information or you are ready to schedule a consultation to discuss how mediation can help you settle your civil dispute, contact John Scott, Esquire at 707.747.0839 or by email at