Partner Bruce M. Brusavich authored the Plaintiff magazine article, “A mediation primer for the plaintiff's attorney,” which discusses best practices and successful strategies attorneys can employ for effective mediation. Mediation can often be the deciding factor in a case's outcome. Effectively mediating a case could bring a great result for the client far quicker than going through trial and without the nightmare of the appeals process.
A solid mediation strategy should begin when an attorney first sits down with a client to discuss details of the case. Developing a sophisticated approach to mediation from day one can give a plaintiff lawyer a huge advantage. Other effective tactics, such as keeping clients off of social media, developing detailed and effective briefs, and making a strategic first demand are all vital to getting a great result.