We help families, businesses, and communities
transform disputes into solutions
A trained and experienced mediator will guide you through a dialogue and process to determine and narrow issues for all parties, and make sure that all parties are heard. Then we will work with the parties to find a solution that is agreeable to all.
Your mediator will help you to identify a resolution tailored for your conflict. This process allows the parties to craft the solution to their conflict, rather than leaving the decision to a judge, who may be making a determination based only on a snapshot of the situation.
We bring calm and peace into stressful, conflict-ridden situations. Our goal is to understand the needs of our clients and guide them to mutually beneficial agreements.
Accord Mediation has successfully mediated countless situations of varied complexity. Trust that we will manage your dispute with the highest level of professionalism and care, brining all parties to the best conclusion possible.
Accord Mediation Center is dedicated to supporting you through every step of the way to finding a solution that works best for all parties. Our knowledgeable mediators provide decades of experience in dealing with disputes.
Your professional mediator will utilize tested successful methods for achieving the most satisfactory results for all parties involved. We bring a calm demeanor and an analytical approach to problem solving when working with any client.
People who negotiate their own settlements often feel more satisfied than those who use appointed advocates, like lawyers, to represent their interests. Mediation negotiations can provide a forum for learning about, and exercising, personal power or influence.
These days it may well take more than a year, and far longer if any part of the matter is appealed. Mediation often provides a more efficient way of resolving disputes. When parties are ready to get on with the business of their lives, mediation is the most effective method of producing rapid results.
Settlements that are mediated are able to address both legal and extra-legal issues. Mediated agreements often cover procedural and psychological matters that are not necessarily ideal for legal determination. Parties will often tailor their settlement to their given situation.
On average, Mediation is much less expensive when contrasted to the expense of litigation or other forms of resolution.
Bring peaceful resolution to any conflict
Our clients couldn’t agree more about our mediation services in the following areas:
“The Courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begin. They should be the places where disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” – Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, Supreme Court
Conflict Resolution Professional | Mediator | Attorney
In all my years of practicing law, whether with a 40-attorney law firm with offices in two states, or as a solo practitioner, I was always struck by the fact that litigation often destroys relationships. While serving as an elected official in my hometown, my services were often requested to help resolve disputes among neighbors, and to help families with legal problems.
And so, after additional training, I found my niche and became a mediator.
Addressing conflict head on can be difficult. Sometimes, it’s easier to stand behind an attorney who is engaging in the conflict for you. While it’s rewarding to me, it’s far more rewarding to see parents who have been unable to even be in the same room together start working together to make plans for and raise their children cooperatively. Or three friends who own a business together and whose relationships have become so strained, leave the mediation room hugging and laughing with each other, with a renewed commitment to making the business a success. Or adult children who have not spoken for years due to disagreement about the care of an elderly parent, crying, laughing, telling stories, with a reinvigorated family connection.
I am committed to working with people toward productive, peaceful resolutions so relationships can be preserved rather than deteriorated through a lengthy legal process.
It's a pleasure to be able to refer people to such a wonderful and trustworthy attorney without hesitation.
Trustworthy, integrity, smart, a fair person, and yes as others have mentioned, a great listener and mediator. He also has the ability to stay calm in the midst of a "storm," so mediating is a good fit!
I have known Ian for 20 years and he is a person of integrity and has the ability to understand controversy and how to resolve it. If anyone can do that, Ian can.
Turning Disputes Into Solutions