For 41 years, I have been a combatant for thousands of litigants working primarily as plaintiff’s contingency fee attorney, and for a short time, on the defendant’s side, I am familiar and comfortable viewing a problem from all sides. For the last 25 years, I have been the principal in a successful Marin County law office with a Bay Area Practice. I understand how to unearth the essence of a problem. In many cases, there is much more than money to getting a case resolved.
Having this knowledge drives me to be an effective mediator. I strive to permit the parties to achieve a dignified result; a result where the parties understand the positive aspects of resolution and use the settlement as a starting point to move forward toward productive activities. Everyone knows that there are better things to do than being involved in a costly lawsuit.
Engaging litigants to participate in non-judgmental discussion empowers people to settle lawsuits. Whether it is a personal injury, a dispute over property, a breach of contract, a real estate transaction, or a dispute over inheritance, resolution is available in every mediation setting when the parties can get together and talk.
When people know that their story, needs and desires are being heard, they are open to compromise and receptive to a cost-efficient resolution.
Almost every litigant would prefer the promise of a resolution where they have a voice in the outcome, as opposed to the uncertainty of a protracted conflict ultimately resolved by a judge or jury.
There is more to mediation than getting in a room to discuss a case. The goal of mediation is getting a case closed. A mediator must have a hands-on approach to achieve settlement. An effective mediator must help the parties get to the point where they say, “Yes.” “That works.” “Settled” “We got a deal.”
The essential dynamic of litigation is the same regardless its cause. Those who believe they have been injured want to made whole. Those accused, want fairness. As a mediator, I need to bridge that gap.
My practice makes sure that the parties are heard, that the law is fairly considered, and that damages are viewed through an economic, not an emotional, lens.
I look forward to helping you or your clients achieve the result they are seeking.
Mediation Areas of Law
San Francisco Bay Area Mediation Attorney Lawrence Strick provides high-quality, results-oriented mediation services for a wide variety of disputes between individuals and entities, including the following:
- Automobile accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical malpractice,
- Personal injury,
- Product defect,
- Premise liability,
- Elder abuse,
- and most other torts.
Real estate disputes, including
- Tree litigation,
- Boundary line disputes,
- Sale disclosure disputes and
- Construction defect litigation.
Education law and school district disputes
Labor law, including
- Wrongful termination and
- Sexual harassment.
Insurance issues, including
- Bad Faith and
Probate, Wills and Trust Disputes
In addition to the San Francisco Bay Area, we provide mediation services throughout Northern California including the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus and Yolo.