From our office in Los Angeles, Rosenberg Mediations offers mediation services for attorneys and their clients in cases involving the following areas of practice:
- Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death
- Construction Accidents
- Employment Termination & Discrimination
- Wage & Hour Disputes
- Business Litigation
- Dangerous Conditions of Public Property
- Defective Products
- Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
- Professional & Medical Malpractice
With over 40 years of experience in litigation and 10 years as a California Superior Court Mediator, George M. Rosenberg understands the risks and benefits of litigation versus mediation for parties on both sides of a dispute. Drawing on this extensive trial experience, along with his training and background in mediation, Mr. Rosenberg guides clients and their attorneys through the dispute resolution process with the goal of reaching an effective settlement.
The Mediation Process
During mediation, the parties to a legal conflict attempt to resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom in a more informal setting that is generally tailored to the parties’ needs and the unique circumstances of the case. In a standard mediation session, a third party neutral such as George M. Rosenberg facilitates a discussion between the opposing parties in a combination of joint sessions and individual, private caucuses. Caucuses are often essential components of mediation sessions because they allow a party to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their position with Mr. Rosenberg and obtain his recommendations for proceeding without sacrificing their bargaining power with the other party.
By helping the parties discuss their legal disputes in mediation, the mediator’s goal is to empower the parties, help them obtain realistic views of their case, and assist them in voluntarily arriving at a reasonable and effective resolution. Unlike litigation, the mediator does not issue a judgment or order, but instead the parties control the outcome and create their own mutually acceptable and confidential agreement. The parties must all voluntarily agree to the mediation beforehand, and they must agree to keep the discussions confidential.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation offers the parties a chance to resolve their disputes according to their own needs and schedules, and the process is generally less costly and time-consuming than litigation. However, if a settlement is not achieved during the mediation, the parties may still proceed to court to litigate their dispute. In addition, the mediation process is generally less adversarial than litigation, allowing the parties to preserve beneficial relationships. Because the parties control the outcome, the settlement is often more acceptable to and effective for both sides.
As an experienced litigator and mediator, George M. Rosenberg is dedicated to the mediation process and the beneficial outcome it often allows the parties to achieve. By guiding the parties through a discussion of all aspects of their dispute and making realistic recommendations, Mr. Rosenberg has helped to facilitate many successful settlements. To discuss your case or schedule a mediation, contact Rosenberg Mediations today.