Why You Should Consider Mediation
At the Law Offices of Denise Eaton May in Hayward, California, we strongly believe in the benefits of mediation.
Our founding attorney has more than 30 years of experience representing employers, employees, business owners, heirs and beneficiaries, and other parties at trial. This has given her an in-depth understanding of the limits of litigation and reinforced her commitment to helping clients find more efficient and effective legal solutions.
Following are a few of the primary benefits of choosing mediation over litigation:
Mediation Allows You To Determine The Outcome
“Over the decades I’ve spent trying cases, I’ve learned that litigation is undependable,” says attorney Denise Eaton May. “You don’t know how it will play out. You may have the best case in the world, but because the judge is having a bad day or the jurors don’t want to be there, you end up losing. Sometimes the jury awards a verdict to one side or the other based on a witness’s arrogant attitude, or the lawyer’s crooked tie, or the fact that the plaintiff reminded them of a family member. It often has nothing to do with the merits of the case.”
Ms. Eaton May adds, “For this reason among others, you’re often much better off if you can resolve the case yourself, on your own terms. Instead of placing the outcome in the hands of strangers, mediation allows you to craft your own solution and retain control of the outcome.”
Mediation Is Often Far Quicker And Far Less Expensive
In many business and employment disputes, resolving the matter through mediation costs only a fraction of what it would cost to litigate the case. Depending on the situation, a dispute that would cost $80,000 to litigate may only take $10,000 to mediate.
Mediation also tends to be the faster route. Often, cases can be resolved within 45 days through mediation as opposed to a two-year backlog at court.