When any type of legal dispute arises, you may believe that litigation is the only way to reach a resolution. However, litigation is often not the most effective method to resolve your matter. Mediation is an effective, cost-efficient, and private form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that two or more parties can choose which allows them to have more control over both the process and the end result. At Rieser & Marx, LLC, our Dayton mediator can guide you through the process and ensure your best interest is represented throughout all proceedings.
In some cases, courts may also order parties to mediate a dispute rather than continue litigation. Whether voluntary or court-ordered, in the state of Ohio, mediation is governed by the Ohio Uniform Mediation Act. With decades of experience in the field, our firm is familiar with the most successful ways to pursue mediation.
While our attorneys are experienced litigators, we understand that the courtroom is not the ideal way to resolve all disputes. Our background in litigation paired with extensive training as a mediator gives us the necessary skill to help you reach creative, workable resolutions.
Mediation offers a number of advantages over litigation. The process is by its nature less contentious than litigation, as it is designed to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement, rather than have one party “win.” As a result, the mediation process may also be quicker and less expensive than litigating the disputed issues. Because of mediation's focus on reaching an agreement, the parties and/or their legal representatives have much greater control over the outcome than they would in a litigated matter where a judge or jury makes the decisions.
We are committed to helping our clients resolve conflicts in a way that is efficient, cost-effective, and produces a result that both parties are pleased with. To learn more about the mediation process and how our Dayton mediation lawyer can help, contact us at (937) 224-4128 .