Santa Cruz Mediation Attorneys
Helping Santa Cruz clients settle disputes in a cost-effective manner
Litigation is not the only solution to a legal dispute. Meditation is an alternative that benefits everyone involved. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, we are respected throughout Santa Cruz for providing effective mediation services. Attorney Craig Needham has more than 40 years of legal experience and serves as a mediator in wrongful death, medical malpractice and business disputes. Lawyers Anne J. Kepner and Jeff Rickard have also helped numerous clients resolve conflicts through mediation. Let our firm’s top-rated legal team work for you.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that relies on a mediator to encourage the parties’ negotiations by acting as a neutral third party. Mediation is used in everything from personal injury claims to business disagreements. The process of mediation typically takes place over several short and informal sessions. A good mediator convinces the parties that through a dispassionate process of give and take, they can arrive at a mutually beneficial settlement.
Benefits of mediation
If you are involved in a legal dispute, you should speak to the Santa Cruz Mediation Attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP about the benefits of mediation. We will tell you that mediation has many advantages over litigation, including:
- Faster: Mediation moves much faster than litigation. Mediation often resolves a case in a day that might have taken from six months to a year to litigate.
- Less expensive: Litigation can become incredibly expensive as a case drags on. The costs of mediation, on the other hand, are low, especially if mediation is scheduled early in the process — before a significant amount of time and money has been spent on discovery and motion practice.
- Informal: Many people prefer mediation because the sessions take place in an informal setting instead of a courtroom.
Serving clients in Santa Cruz, California
The Santa Cruz Mediation Attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP provides service to clients throughout the greater Santa Cruz area. Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 1-408-956-6949 or use our online form. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.