Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary, non-binding process using a neutral third party to guide the parties toward a mutually beneficial resolution of their dispute. Mediation is increasingly used by both plaintiffs and defendants and has established itself as a vital litigation tool by helping parties favorably resolve the lawsuit in a timely and cost effective manner. Experienced trial attorneys know very well the risk-benefit balance inherent in taking a case to trial, and understand that, in some cases, their clients are better served through mediating the issues. Besides risk-management, mediation is useful in the following situations:

  • The other side is not evaluating your case realistically.
  • The other side is not responding to your negotiation attempts.
  • Your client is concerned about confidentiality.
  • Your client wants to avoid setting a legal precedent
  • The number of parties and/or complexity of issues makes direct negotiation impractical or impossible.

Stokes, Williams, Sharp, Cope & Mann provides mediation services through Billy J. Stokes and Herbert B. Williams, two of its most experienced attorneys. Billy Stokes and Herbert Williams have each practiced over thirty years and these years of successful real-world practice have honed their ability to: 1) identify and isolate the primary contested issues; 2) provide an honest and clear-sighted evaluation of each side’s position; and 3) offer creative and insightful solutions to bring both sides together.

Billy Stokes and Herbert Williams care deeply about resolving your case and persistently and tenaciously work to bring the sides together until your favorable result is achieved. Billy Stokes and Herbert Williams are skilled at mediating a broad range of cases, including:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Cases
  • Contract Issues
  • Employment Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Products liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death