Mediation is about choice: Choosing to do the hard work necessary to forge a compromise, choosing to reject a settlement offer and face the risks and costs of trial or choosing to buy peace even though the price is higher than expected. In all cases, Patty strives to help parties find solutions to the problems that complex commercial litigation and sensitive employment matters present.

A mediation may not be successful during the formal session, so Patty continues to work with the parties so long as there is a possibility of a settlement. At minimum, she tries to narrow the scope of the issues in dispute.

Full- and half-day mediations are offered, but half-day mediations are discouraged except in the simplest of disputes. For scheduling, please contact Patty directly at [email protected]. If she is unable to respond quickly, please contact her assistant, Linda Snavely, at 214 377-7879.