“The entire legal profession, lawyers, judges and professors, has become so mesmerized with the stimulation of the courtroom contests that we tend to forget that we ought to be healers of conflict … we have served and must continue to see our role as problem-solvers, harmonizers, and peacemakers, the healers – not the promoters – of conflict.”

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
The United States Supreme Court

Disputes are an unavoidable part of doing business. In many cases, these disagreements are resolved informally and without the intervention of attorneys or a court. Unfortunately, not all disputes can be resolved this way and sometimes it is necessary to involve a legal professional.

Litigation is costly, and the fact is that obtaining a favorable result can cost you thousands of dollars in legal fees and generate a public record regarding the details of your dispute. Fortunately, mediation is often a viable alternative to litigation that can confer significant benefits to the parties to a dispute.

There are many ways in which mediation can be preferable to litigation. Some of the more apparent are the following:

  • Mediation is often significantly less expensive than litigation;
  • Mediation is a non-adversarial process and often allows parties to continue a relationship once their dispute is resolved;
  • Unlike litigation, mediation can be confidential and details regarding the dispute do not become public record; and
  • The outcome of mediation is completely in the hands of the parties to the dispute, rather than a judge or jury.

There are many other benefits of mediation that may be applicable to your circumstances. Discuss your case with an attorney today to determine if mediation is right for you.


Contact A Mediation Attorney Today To Discuss Your Situation

Anyone who is involved in a dispute that is not likely to be resolved through informal means should talk to an attorney as soon as possible – before the litigation starts. The mediation services lawyers of the Law Offices of Howard C. Berkson are dedicated to helping people resolve their disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our lawyers all have at least 20 years of experience in law and business and work hard to obtain the best possible result for each client we represent.

To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at 312-800-3979 or send us an email through our online contact form