Navigating Divisive Mindsets in Mediation: Strategies to Overcome an Impasse

April 2024

Navigating Divisive Mindsets in Mediation: Strategies to Overcome an Impasse

The U.S. has become increasingly politically and morally polarized over the last several decades. This growing division of opinion on major topics of concern has crept into the arena of civil litigation and dispute resolution, resulting in an increasing number of cases not only more difficult to resolve, but often coming to the point of impasse. In his article for The Recorder, Partner and Mediator Rick Williams examines strategies to best overcome an impasse in a mediated dispute.

Daily Journal Reports on $1.885M Unanimous Defense Verdict in Subrogation Claim

As reported by Daily Journal, Managing Partner Michael Eisenbaum obtained a complete defense verdict for American Plumbing, Inc. in a subrogation claim brought by State Farm General Insurance Company. State Farm alleged American Plumbing’s installation of a water heater in a Laguna Beach residential property caused a fire resulting in $1,885,000 of damage. Read more about the case.

Bridging Law and Mediation – Rick Williams Featured Guest on 15 Minutes: Share Your Voice Podcast

Rick Williams was a guest on the 15 Minutes: Share Your Voice Podcast discussing his career journey from trial law to mediation. The episode explores the nuances of mediating legal disputes, the transformative power of understanding emotions in conflict resolution and Rick’s unique insights into the evolving landscape of legal mediation. Listen here.

Seasoned Litigator Jeff Bonelli Joins Firm

Jeff Bonelli has joined the firm as a Senior Trial Counsel in the Woodland Hills office. Jeff has decades of civil litigation experience in the defense of personal injury, premises liability and product liability matters, including nearly 50 first chair trials (70% jury, 30% bench), 41 complete defense verdicts and hundreds of arbitrations. He has also provided coverage opinions and analysis for insurers.

GrayDuffy Sponsors ABA TIPS ICLC 32nd Annual Mid-Year Meeting

We served as a Silver Sponsor of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s 32nd Annual Mid-Year Meeting held February 22-24, 2024 in San Diego, CA. The dynamic CLE program explored the latest developments in insurance coverage law.

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