Why Mediation versus Trial?
As a trial lawyer of over 35 years, I have handled thousands of cases in the area of Personal Injury law (auto accidents, medical negligence aka malpractice, products liability, pro se divorce, estates and wills, commercial and business transactional disputes, HOA, stockbroker liability claims and much more). Whenever a client says to me "I want my day in court" I take a deep breath. I will then explain the benefits of Mediation, court-ordered or otherwise. It is a chance for you to take some control of the system, as opposed to throwing your fate into the hands of a panel of jurors who frankly could care less. You will probably save a tremendous amount of money in legal fees and costs, as well as the human cost of the emotions required to bring a case to trial. Mediation is a way to put this behind you for all time. For a more complete discussion on the benefits of Mediation, please call.
Rich Smukler, Esquire