Where Dispute and Resolution Meet

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What Is Mediation?

Mediation is where to settle your dispute on your terms, on your timetable, based on what matters most to you. It’s a confidential process by which the mediator helps people in conflict identify the problems, understand the needs and interests of all, and craft a mutually agreeable solution. More »

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Why Mediate?

Mediation allows parties to take control of their dispute, reduce their costs and delay, and reach a mutually satisfying agreement. It helps people find a result that is practical, prompt, and predictable – you won’t get that in court. More »

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An Effective Solution

The vast majority of cases engaged in mediation settle there, or shortly thereafter. From divorces, to neighborhood and family disputes, to construction, real estate purchases, or business disputes, people have settled on their own terms in mediation for decades. More »

About Brian Purtill

Brian Purtill is a natural-born mediator. His thirty years of civil litigation focused not just on trying cases in the courtroom, but on seeking resolution out of court wherever possible. For the past twenty years, he’s also been at his best as a mediator, helping others find their own best solutions. More »

Recommendations

. . . a hard-working mediator . . . prepared . . . . earned the trust of our client . . .
John N. Heffner, Esq., Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, Napa, CA