Mediation Process


What type of case is best for mediation? 


Mediation can be used to help settle civil disputes like Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Contract or Family Law matters, General or Professional Liability, Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist, Insurance Coverage or Employment.

 
Cases that are not appropriate for mediation are: DUI, criminal charges, bankruptcy, disability appeals, immigration or any other type of case that would be prosecuted by the government 


How to Choose a Mediator


The best mediator is often a law-trained professional familiar with the subject matter of the case. They can be a current or retired attorney or judge who has past experience litigating similar disputes. A successful mediator is known for their ability to keep both parties calm and to help them reach a joint agreement.


At completion of the mediation, the final decision is non-binding, which means the mediator acts as a neutral third party to help the parties reach a decision on their own. Their job is to help the litigants come to understand each other’s viewpoints regarding the situation and then help facilitate voluntary resolution to the case. When mediation is successful, it can avoid litigation, and save both parties the expensive costs of filing a lawsuit or going to trial.

We Are Trusted Mediators

Emil Giordano is a former Judge for the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas and an experienced mediator. He has a reputation for being fair and balanced in decision making and works with our other attorneys to assist in mediations. If you are looking for a mediator for your civil dispute, please contact us online or by phone at (610) 490-8877