View Our Practice Areas

Georgia Mediation Services

Years ago, the courtroom was a reasonable place to seek redress when one party felt wronged by another. But today's court dockets are packed, the attorneys' fees and other costs of mounting a trial are more than most people can afford, and between the trial itself, delays and long waiting periods and appeals, people are turning in large numbers to alternatives to the conventional courtroom lawsuit.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Methodologies That Really Work

Mediation and arbitration are the two primary alternatives. Both approaches seek to resolve serious disagreements and conflicts without involving a courtroom, judge or jury.

The methodologies are not specific to one area of law; they are equally useful in resolving business disputes, personal injury cases, employment and labor disputes, and even family law issues such as divorce and child support. We have even used mediation to end a long-standing feud between two neighbors, one of whom had a noisy dog.

In mediation, two people or companies with a dispute jointly seek help from a third-party mediator. The mediator is always neutral and may not have any personal or financial interest in the dispute's outcome. The parties in the dispute take turns describing their side of the story to the mediator, who suggests compromise solutions to each side.

Mediation is nonbinding. If it fails, the parties are free to try to resolve the dispute in another venue, in court or via negotiation.

Arbitration is different from mediation in that the neutral third party makes an actual decision. The arbitrator issues a ruling that the parties agreed ahead of time to abide by.

Mediated Dispute Resolutions
Headquartered in Atlanta | Serving All Georgia | With Offices in Macon, Savannah & Valdosta

Burton Tillman And Luanne Clarke • Atlanta Conflict Resolution Services

Mediated Dispute Resolutions, LLC, was founded in 2008 by respected Atlanta lawyers Burton L. 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.

Are you engaged in a serious dispute? For resolution that is affordable and quick, call the Georgia mediation services attorneys at Mediated Dispute Resolutions at 678-509-3998.