Mediation is a party-driven solution to a dispute. It is not imposed by a decision-maker, such as a court or a jury or an arbitrator. The outcome is not a simple “win or lose” decision. Instead, with the help of the impartial mediator, the parties decide whether they want to resolve their conflict and choose how to do so on a basis that all parties can accept. Mediation can save participants time and money – when a successful mediation resolves the case, participants are freed from the continued demands and costs of litigation.
Not all cases have the same timeline. Some cases are best resolved before they become lawsuits. The best answer for when to mediate is when the parties have enough information to take a fresh look at their case and find an endpoint that isn’t a verdict.
Brevard Mediation Services was established to add a mediator in Brevard County with expertise in commercial matters, matters involving personal injury and wrongful death, employment law matters and matters where resolution involves an insurance company. With more than twenty years’ experience litigating and trying cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and most recently, as inside counsel for a major insurance carrier, Christina Magee is uniquely positioned to understand what drives each of the typical parties in mediation and how to close the gaps between them to facilitate successful outcomes. In addition, she is able to foster rapport with both plaintiffs and defendants that provides credibility for the difficult decisions that come in the mediation process.