Not every employment law or business dispute has to end in trial. There is a common misconception that the only way to obtain fair compensation is to go all the way through. Mediation is a powerful tool that can allow parties to negotiate their own terms for resolution rather than leaving their fate to a judge or jury. Because mediation can be so successful, most state and federal courts now require it prior to trial.
At Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, we treat each case as unique, just as each person is unique. We aggressively pursue our clients’ rights in a variety of forums including the EEOC, the DOL, arbitration, mediation, and the courtroom. We represent clients in disputes involving employment law and civil and business litigation issues.
If you have been asked to mediate a legal dispute, call our Charlotte, North Carolina, law firm at 704-323-8961 as soon as possible to speak with an attorney experienced in mediation.
Mediation is a method whereby a neutral third party facilitates a settlement of the parties’ legal dispute. Discussions and negotiation during mediation are confidential and allow the parties flexibility to craft a resolution otherwise not available through the courts. The parties maintain control over the ultimate disposition of the dispute and must approve any final settlement.
There are many advantages of using mediation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to solve your legal problems. With a highly skilled attorney ready to negotiate on your behalf, you can often achieve a result that would not have been possible at trial. Parties that mediate are often better able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of both sides of the case and thereby reach an agreement that satisfies both parties, rather than an all-or-nothing approach. Some parties may prefer mediation over trial, due to extreme litigation results and the stress, time, and cost involved.
Mediation is often less costly and time-consuming. While litigation can drag on for years and is subject to the court’s busy and unpredictable calendar, mediation is generally completed much earlier.
If you have an employment law, discrimination, independent contractor, business, or other type of legal dispute, consider the benefits of mediation. The experienced and helpful alternative dispute resolution lawyers at Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, are ready to assist you. Whether it is mediation or litigation, we have the skills to provide high-quality legal representation for all our clients.