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Civil Mediation

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Abraham Lincoln, in his Notes on the Practice of Law, wrote “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise when you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees and expenses, and a waste of time.”

The Mediation Group is Indiana’s largest and most experienced group of dispute resolution specialists. Mediation is a meeting where the parties to a conflict and the mediator meet to seek an agreement to settle their dispute. The parties seek to settle the matter themselves, rather than have a third party resolve it for them.

The mediator is a trained facilitator who assists the parties in the resolution of disputes. The mediator helps to clarify the issues and often proposes alternatives to resolve the dispute while encouraging a resolution that is satisfactory to both parties. Compromise is key. Unlike court battles, the non-adversarial atmosphere of mediation is much less stressful, allowing for more thoughtful equitable solutions in a wide variety of issues, such as:

  • Employment (e.g., wage and hour claims, discrimination, wrongful termination)
  • Real Estate (e.g., purchase agreements, titles, easements, landlord/tenant issues)
  • Professional Malpractice , including medical malpractice and legal malpractice
  • Insurance (e.g., coverage, claims, bad faith)
  • Business Disputes (e.g., contracts, partnerships)
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Personal Injuries (e.g., premises liability, automobile, invasion of privacy)