Mediation is an informal and confidential way for people to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. A mediator is an individual who is trained to help individuals resolve their differences. The mediator does not decide who is right or wrong, nor does the mediator issue an opinion or decision. Instead, the mediator helps the parties work out their own solutions to problems.

One of the greatest benefits of mediation is that the mediation process allows people to resolve issues and problems in ways that will meet their own unique needs. Problems can be resolved in less time through mediation than through litigation, therefore making mediation a more efficient and less expensive way for many clients to resolve disputes.

Just a few of the benefits of mediation for you to consider are:

Cost - Mediation, in almost all cases, takes much less time and is, therefore, less expensive than litigation;

Confidentiality - Court hearings are public, and almost all matters filed in a lawsuit become public record. Mediation is a more highly confidential process;

Control - Mediation increases the control all parties have over the resolution to their dispute. This allows the parties to be better able to "think outside the box" to reach a more mutually agreeable solution.

Rachel Zamata is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. Therefore, she can serve as a neutral mediator to resolve your disputes. Ms. Zamata is also an attorney, therefore, she can also represent you as your advocate during the mediation of your dispute. Being an attorney and a mediator provides Ms. Zamata with an advantageous perspective whether she is serving as your attorney ("advocate") or as a mediator ("neutral") of your dispute.

If you are interested in retaining Ms. Zamata to serve as a mediator of your dispute or to represent you during mediation, please call today. We look forward to speaking with you.