Mediation Services and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation is a process that allows parties to resolve a dispute by voluntarily agreeing to use the assistance of an impartial third party called a mediator. The mediator’s job is to facilitate negotiations and communication between the parties with a goal of reaching an agreed settlement that is often a “win/win”. The advantages of mediation over litigation are many and include:
- The parties have complete control over the outcome.
- Costs are greatly reduced.
- Cases resolved months and sometimes even years sooner than by litigation.
- Trial risk is eliminated – the outcome is decided by the parties rather than a Judge or jury (12 random strangers!).
- Procedure is voluntary and cooperative rather than adversarial.
- Mediator is impartial and the only goal is to assist in reaching a mutually agreeable settlement.
Over recent years we have used the mediation process to settle an increasing number of our civil cases. We are now pleased to offer certified mediation services – “Mediation by Matt”, through the services of Matthew Taladay, our certified mediation attorney in DuBois, PA!
In November and December of 2014, Matthew Taladay attended and successfully completed the intensive 40 hour mediation training course sponsored by the Federal District Court. Matt is now offering his services to assist his colleagues and their clients in northwest and central Pennsylvania with resolution of civil disputes through mediation.
Matt’s decision to enter this new field endeavor was based on one simple fact: Mediation works! As practicing litigators, we are aware of the growing reliance on mediation as the tool of choice for settling tough cases. Matt’s own experience with the process has made him a believer in its value.
Matt’s objective is to provide you with an option for prompt, fair, and cost effective mediation services without having to look outside of our area. Matt regularly practices in 15 different Pennsylvania counties, as well as the Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The extent and diversity of his civil practice experience in this region provides him with a unique perspective that may be just the right fit for your next mediation. He is committed to dedicating the time, energy, and effort required to make your mediation successful.
Our office facilities in DuBois, Pennsylvania, are ideally suited as a mediation host location and have served that purpose on dozens of occasions. In addition, Matt is willing to travel throughout the region to accommodate your chosen location. He is committed to dedicating the time, energy, and effort required to make your mediation successful.
Our DuBois, PA based Law Firm performs mediation services for clients in DuBois, Clearfield, Brookville, Punxsutawney, Smethport, Kane, Warren, Brockway, Reynoldsville, Clarion, Indiana, St. Marys, Ridgway, Emporium, Falls Creek, Pittsburgh, and State College PA, as well as in McKean County and Armstrong County, PA.