Our Goal Is To Ensure That Everyone Speaks And Everyone Listens
Years ago, the courtroom was the only place to seek redress when one party felt wronged by another. But today, court dockets are packed, and attorneys’ fees and other costs of mounting a trial are more than most people can afford. In many cases, the matter itself cannot justify this expense. With trial delays, uncertain outcomes and lengthy and costly appeals, litigants now turn in many instances to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) formats such as mediation. In many cases, mediation is required by the courts.
Mediated Resolutions, LLC, was founded in 2008 by respected Atlanta lawyer Burton L. Tillman, who is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is now joined by attorney Steve Head. To learn more about our distinguished attorneys, simply follow the links below:
Methodologies That Really Work
Mediation and arbitration are the two primary litigation alternatives. Both approaches seek to resolve serious disagreements and conflicts without involving a courtroom, judge or jury. Mediation is effective in resolving many kinds of disputes, including those involving:
- Workers’ compensation
- Personal injury
- Employment and labor disputes
- Real estate issues
- Divorce and family law issues
In mediation, the parties present their side of a case or dispute, meeting all together or not, and make an offer of resolution. This is countered by the other side, and the mediator goes back and forth between the parties, encouraging new offers and counteroffers that move the process along. Mediation is nonbinding. If the parties do not reach a resolution, they proceed with pending litigation or further negotiations between the parties to reach an agreement.
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.
Attorneys Who Are Versatile, Respected And Connected To Their Community
Using alternative dispute resolution methods effectively requires experience, training and the ability to find common ground in difficult situations. Our firm has earned a reputation for efficacy in ADR, and we are regularly hired by insurance firms to help resolve conflicts. We offer our services to both plaintiffs and defendants in legal disputes.
While we practice statewide, our firm has a strong connection to Atlanta, where we are headquartered. We are proud and active members of the community.