Mediation

Mediator and Mediation Services

Greater Los Angeles Area, California

Legal cases often come with high costs. Whether your issue is personal or business, a legal court battle can take a lot of time and money to resolve.

Many people do not know that mediation is a low-cost alternative to litigation. You can get much faster closure through mediation, with less time, energy, and money than a court case.

For businesses, the cost of litigation might threaten and disrupt your operations.

For individuals, a court case can be stressful and overwhelming.

Rather than rolling the dice with a judge or jury, both parties to a dispute can benefit from a mediation settlement.

Attorney Pinky Ghuman is a certified mediator under the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act. She mediates and resolves six-figure settlement agreements. California Mediation Attorney.

Consider all your options before filing a lawsuit. Call 888-647-2266 today to talk to an experienced local mediator, Pinky Ghuman. Mediation is provided in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Kern County.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a confidential process in which a neutral person (a mediator) helps the disputing parties reach a mutually agreeable settlement. Instead of putting the case in the hands of a judge or jury, both sides control the outcome or resolution.

A mediator does not rule on who is right or wrong. He or she does not determine blame or fairness. Instead, a mediator helps the parties in a dispute come together to:

  • Define the issues of the conflict
  • Remove obstacles to communication
  • Avoid confrontation
  • Moderate the process to a satisfying ending

Ms. Ghuman is a skilled mediator with a mastery of cutting-edge legal issues. She is experienced at handling complex mediations with multiple parties, tough negotiations, breakdowns in communication, and difficult personalities.

Ghuman Law Firm handles the following types of mediation matters:

  • Employment Law – such as misclassification, wage and hour issues, discrimination and harassment, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and contract disputes.
  • Debt Collection - such as settlements of debts with creditors, debt restructuring, debt management, debt collector harassment, and adversary proceedings.
  • Business law – such as contract or shareholder disputes, allegation of an interference with contractual relationships and prospective economic advantage, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade disputes, commercial transactions, breach of duties, negligent misrepresentation, privacy infringements, fraud disputes, and product liability.
  • Real Estate Law – such as repair and inspection disputes, cost of unexpected repairs or renovations, earnest money disputes, homeowner association conflicts, fair housing allegations, misrepresentations about the property conditions, breach of contract, fraud, or breach of fiduciary duty by broker or realtor.

How Does Mediation Work?

The legal system encourages mediation because it costs less and requires fewer resources. Parties who are involved in a legal dispute can initiate mediation at any time.

One of the most important parts of mediation is that it’s confidential. That means nothing you say in the settlement negotiations can be used in court. Confidentiality allows both parties the freedom to negotiate in a way that they couldn’t in court.

With a good mediator, you could resolve your case to your satisfaction in a fraction of the time it would take for an uncertain win in court.

What Is a Mediation Brief?

A mediation brief explains all the law, facts, and details relevant to your case.
During mediation, each party submits a mediation brief with all the evidence they have or depositions they need to support their position. The purpose of a mediation brief is to give the mediator as much information as possible to help them understand your situation.
The more both sides understand each other, the more likely they are to reach an agreement that satisfies everyone involved. An experienced mediator can help the parties get to a point where they’re ready to settle their issues.

California Mediation Process

A successful mediation involves the presence and participation of all decision-makers and stakeholders. We encourage all relevant individuals to attend the mediation.

At Ghuman Law Firm, you can expect the following mediation process:

  • Parties must book the mediation at least 30 calendar days in advance.
  • Each party must provide a mediation brief at least five (5) calendar days before the mediation begins.
  • All parties involved in the mediation must sign a confidentiality agreement.

You do not need to bring additional representation or an attorney to mediation.
Our mediations typically begin at 10:00 a.m. and last about 8 hours. Once you select a date for your mediation, we send a confirmation email to all parties, along with an invoice.

Mediations often begin with a joint session with both parties to set the agenda, define the most significant issues, and determine their concerns and positions. Afterward, the mediator may carry out one-on-one sessions with each party to better understand where they stand.

Pinky Ghuman provides mediation in person, by video, and over the phone. While phone or video is a less popular substitute, Ms. Ghuman assists parties to be present in the mediation to defend your interests regardless of the mediation forum.

Choosing the Best Mediator for Your Case

A mediator may be neutral, but not all mediators are created equal.

You want an experienced mediator with expertise in the field relevant to your dispute. The best mediator uses a multitude of strategies and creative approaches to bring closure to all the parties involved in a conflict.

That’s what you get with Pinky Ghuman as your mediator.

Why Choose Pinky Ghuman as Your Mediator

Ms. Ghuman is a certified mediator with a strong track record of handling complex, multi-party mediations with empathy and compassion.

Empathy is the ability to comprehend and share the inner feelings of others – not just what’s said out loud, but also what’s implied or hinted or left unsaid. Ms. Ghuman approaches mediation through empathy, which gives her the insight to resolve barriers to communication.

Ms. Ghuman interacts with parties of all backgrounds and opposing positions. She establishes common ground and similarities between parties throughout the exchange. She works tirelessly every step of the process to help all parties get the best possible outcome.

The best mediator:

  • Is a strong communicator despite barriers
  • Brings relevant expertise and background to the table
  • Understands where all the parties are coming from
  • Asks the right questions to get the parties closer to resolution

Litigation is not your only choice. Imagine resolving your issues in just over 30 days. The right mediator can help you avoid the cost of a drawn-out, stressful trial.

Call Ghuman Law Firm today at 888-647-2266 to talk to an experienced local California mediator.

California Mediation Attorney