Pictured Above (L-R): Shari S. Miltiades, Judge Leesa A. Bohler, John D. Christy, Burton L. Tillman, Judge Vicki L. Snow, Kevin C. Gaulke, Luanne Clarke, and (not pictured) Joseph T. Leman.
The idea of trial by a judge was a great advance historically. But today our courtrooms are jammed with cases, attorney time costs money, and the very idea of working out serious issues in broad daylight, relying on cookie-cutter solutions makes people wonder: Isn't there a better way?
Mediation: A Better Approach To Conflict Resolution
Most people understand that mediation is an alternative to litigation as a way to resolve disputes, that it is a calm environment that is less costly, less bureaucratic and less anxiety-provoking than going to trial.
But mediation has another powerful advantage as well. It allows the parties in dispute to retain control of the process. In court, a judge runs the trial, but the jury can often be swayed by the drama of a case. In addition to being drawn out and expensive, then, trials can be high-risk situations.
Mediation, when parties end in agreement, also produces finality. The claimant goes back to his or her life, and the defendant can close the book on that particular problem. As one insurance lawyer put it, "A closed file is a good file."
Mediated Dispute Resolutions
Headquartered in Atlanta | Serving All Georgia | With Offices in Macon, Savannah & Valdosta
Georgia Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Mediated Dispute Resolutions, LLC, was founded in 2008 by respected Atlanta attorneys Burt Tillman and Luanne Clarke. Both have more than 30 years of experience in the law, and both are respected for the breadth of their knowledge, especially in the area of workers' compensation law. Many of the firm's cases today still involve injured workers, but Burt and Luanne mediate a broad array of other kinds of cases as well, involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, real estate disputes and issues relating to divorce.
We serve the Atlanta area and all Georgia, from one end to the other. For mediation services that are neutral, purposeful and well-managed, we invite you to call today.
Are you in a dispute you wish to resolve quickly and affordably? Call the Atlanta mediation services lawyers at Mediated Dispute Resolutions at 678-509-3998, toll free 800-655-4108; or describe your situation using our online form.