Mediating the Litigated Case
By Robert M. Tessier
The adversarial process holds conflict and war as a virtue. Zealous representation and tactical advantage through litigation are the hallmarks of the process. Effective mediation can provide advantages to the litigants that the adversarial process can not. The partners at the Centres for Excellence in Dispute Resolution understand the litigation process, having been combatants, and can therefore provide great assistance to reach an optimum settlement.
Exceptional outcomes require superior training and experience. A superior mediator must encourage communication, engender trust, and possess the skills to consummate the settlement. As a California attorney, English barrister, graduate of Oxford's Honor School of Jurisprudence, and a prolific writer and lecturer on mediation, Mr. Parselle brings a wide vast and rich experience to his craft. Mr. Tessier benefits from 19 years as a successful trial attorney, and has been honored with an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. Both have been trained through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Institute of Conflict Management, and have themselves taught extensively in the field of mediation.