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This article, written by Hon. Patrick McGann, (Ret.) and Jann Johnson, Esq., aims to elucidate “mediation advocacy.” Given that mediation is an increasingly popular method used for resolving disputes, the article focuses on the importance of recognizing the key differences between how to approach litigation as opposed to mediation. McGann and Johnson give detailed instructions for how an attorney and her client should embark on the preparatory steps of the mediation process.

Download the PDF: Mediation Requires Different Approach

Over the years, I have worked with many mediators and settled many class actions.   A case I brought to ADR Systems proved to be the most difficult.  Through great efforts, Judge McGann guided us to a deal.  I do not believe any other mediator I’ve worked with could have settled this case.  Judge McGann is a joy to work with, and at the top of my list.

Kenneth Payson, Esq.Davis Wright Tremaine LLP