Advocating For Clients In Mediation

Typically, mediation is a voluntary, confidential and non-binding mechanism for dispute resolution. With mediation, usually there is a neutral party acting as a facilitator between two disputing parties. Before proceeding to file a lawsuit, the parties make a voluntary effort to resolve the dispute through a settlement agreement. This method of dispute resolution has proven useful in minimizing the costs and time associated with a lawsuit.

Sharma Mediation & Arbitration located in Madison, Wisconsin, assists clients in mediation either as an advocate representing them before a mediator or acting in the capacity as a neutral mediator. Attorney Jaya Sharma is a certified mediator and has extensive experience working with clients on alternative dispute resolution.

Call 608-729-4925 to discuss how we can provide assistance in resolving your dispute.

Six Reasons People Consider Mediation

Mediation can be an effective way to resolve your dispute instead of suing the other party in court. Here are six reasons you might want to consider mediation for your case:

  1. Cost savings - In mediation the parties split the cost of the mediator whereas in litigation the court costs, filing fees, discovery fees, attorney fees, and other costs are often far higher than the cost of a good mediator.
  2. Speed - Mediation can be a more expeditious means of resolving a dispute, often taking less time to provide a resolution than it takes a court case to be brought to trial.
  3. Privacy - Typically mediation proceedings are confidential whereas a courtroom battle is conducted in a public forum with a public record.
  4. Flexible options - If the dispute is not resolved to your satisfaction you maintain the option to litigate.
  5. Impartial point of view - The mediator is an impartial facilitator who works with both parties in assisting them to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their individual positions, to arrive at a settlement agreement without bias and having no personal stake in the outcome.
  6. Preserves relationships - Resolving a dispute through mediation is also less confrontational since the goal is to resolve the disagreement amicably which helps to preserve the working relationship between the parties involved.

Types Of Disputes Mediated

Attorney Sharma often focuses on commercial and non-commercial disputes between contractors and subcontractors and also offers mediation in the following types of cases:

  • Highway construction disputes
  • Building construction disputes
  • Unfair contract termination
  • Automobile lemon law disputes
  • Workplace harassment and discrimination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) infractions
  • E-discovery disputes over electronically stored information

Start Your Mediation Process Today

Contact Sharma Mediation & Arbitration  online, or call 608-729-4925 to set up your consultation with a lawyer.