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The Allen Law Firm, PLLC now offers mediation services in all areas of civil litigation. James M. Allen is a Rule 31 mediator listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Litigation is costly. It is lengthy and is often drawn out for years. It is stressful. Perhaps most importantly, litigation takes the control over the results out of the hands of the parties and puts that control in the hands of a stranger or strangers.
Mediation, on the other hand, is an informal process in which a neutral person conducts discussions around the disputing parties designed to enable them to reach a mutually acceptable agreement amount themselves on all or part of the issues in dispute. The "mediator" is a neutral person, trained and skilled at facilitating communications, negotiations and dispute resolution. Mediation is cheaper, faster and less stressful than litigation. And mediation puts you in control of the outcome of your case.
Mediation is often the best chance at resolving your dispute without going to trial. Studies show that 90% of people who use mediation are satisfied with the results, compared to only 15% of parties trying a case to conclusion. Mediation cost are a mere fraction of the cost of taking a case all the way through a trial and, in some cases, appeal. These cost savings can be measured in terms of money, time, and emotional investment in the case.
Mediation is scheduled at the parties convenience and typically takes place in the mediator's office, a much more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere than the formal setting of a courtroom. The parties are focused on reaching a solution through negotiation, as opposed to winning an adversarial -- and often Pyrrhic -- victory through litigation.