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• Practice Areas • Practices • Mediation
Mediation is a confidential process by which many serious disputes get resolved. In a mediation, a neutral third party—usually an experienced litigator, a former judge, or an active magistrate judge—hears from both sides of a dispute all of the facts and applicable law. The mediator then conducts diplomacy between the two sides, working toward a settlement.
Sometimes a mediation takes place before litigation is filed; sometimes it is after litigation has been filed or even on the eve of trial.
At Chandra Law, we have participated in hundreds of mediations, successfully resolving cases that few thought could be resolved short of trial.
Often, we are engaged by individuals who have filed an employment discrimination or retaliation complaint with the EEOC or Ohio Civil Rights Commission and have been afforded the opportunity to participate in the mediation or "conciliation" process. It is always best to go to such proceedings with experienced counsel, to maximize potential results.
Firm founding and managing partner Subodh Chandra has not only advocated for clients in mediation, he has served as a mediator for complex disputes. As a former large-firm civil-litigation defense attorney, federal prosecutor, law director for the City of Cleveland, law professor, and current plaintiff's attorney, Chandra has had experiences in combination that few attorneys can match. As a result, he is able to see all sides of a dispute and quickly identify the strengths and weaknesses in a case. His broad legal exposure enables him to spot issues that few others might recognize.
Chandra has been enlisted by a trial court to mediate emotionally charged, high-stakes litigation.
If you need an experienced litigator to serve as your advocate in mediation, or as the mediator to resolve the dispute you are having with another party, you can reach our firm, which serves clients throughout Ohio and the nation, by calling 216-578-1700 or by filling out our online contact form.