Mediation as an Alternative to Litigation

Mediation in is a process in which an impartial third party attempts to resolve a dispute between individuals or businesses. Mediation can serve as an attractive alternative to litigation. As such, it can potentially save both parties the time and financial expense of preparing for and having a judge or jury resolve the dispute in court.

Mediation is designed to foster reasonable discussion and negotiation in order to obtain a workable resolution to a wide variety of disputes. The process may vary, depending upon the mediator, but it is important to remember that unless a mutual agreement can be reached, mediation cannot resolve a dispute. Mediators are not empowered to make binding decisions.

Mediation Prior to Litigation

Mediation can be voluntary or can be required by the courts prior to going to trial. As a dispute resolution tool, mediation can be powerful. It can also serve to lay the groundwork for successful litigation. If you are involved in a personal injury claim, business dispute or land use matter, you should contact us to obtain an experienced mediator.

An Experienced Mediator

At The Odom Firm in Charlotte, T. LaFontine "Fountain" Odom, Sr. is a certified Superior Court mediator who has been personally involved in a large number of mediated cases of all kinds. He can answer your questions and discuss your options in pursuing the resolution of a dispute through voluntary mediation or in navigating the mandatory mediation of your important claim.

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Contact The Odom Firm

We invite you to contact us today at 704-377-7333 to learn how T. LaFontine "Fountain" Odom, Sr., a North Carolina mediation attorney at The Odom Firm, can serve you.