Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Amy Gaffney and Regina Lewis have mediated hundreds of cases and claims throughout South Carolina

MEDIATION

We’ve Facilitated The Resolution of Complex Legal Cases.


Amy Gaffney and Regina Lewis have mediated hundreds of cases and claims throughout South Carolina

Greater Control – Faster Outcomes

When you think legal dispute, you may think courtroom. But sometimes handling a legal issue in court is not the best option. When making this determination it is important to have a detailed focus.

The primary benefit of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is that it gives parties in dispute the opportunity to work through disputed issues with the help of a neutral third party. It is generally faster and less expensive than going to court.

When used appropriately ADR can:

  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Provides more control over the process
  • Focus more on the issues vs legal rights
  • Preserve relationships
  • Reduce stress
  • Result in more flexible remedies than traditional courts

Of course this is not a complete list of the benefits of alternative dispute resolution but most would agree they are the primary benefits.

It’s heavily used in the business world for a variety of reasons.

In mediation, the parties to a dispute meet under the supervision of an impartial mediator to exchange evidence and discuss a resolution. The mediator is not a judge and does not decide the case but simply attempts to facilitate discussion and compromise.

If ADR is the best course of action, you can rest easy knowing that our ADR team has assisted parties throughout South Carolina as they’ve mediated cases of all types, ranging from personal injury to employment disputes.

Our years of experience, coupled with our insight handling cases from both the plaintiff’s and the defense sides, gives us the ability to effectively evaluate cases and facilitate settlement discussions.

Ready to Speak With an Attorney?

If you’re facing a legal dispute and would like to consider an alternative to the traditional court process.

Amy Gaffney’s Approach to Mediation

Amy is a litigator with experience representing defendants and plaintiffs throughout South Carolina. Her keen understanding of both sides allows her to earn the trust of both parties in a mediation. Amy has the ability to tailor the proceedings to meet the needs of the specific case and the insight to assist the parties to craft a satisfactory resolution of their dispute.

Amy is certified by South Carolina Supreme Court (1995) and can mediate Federal and State cases in South Carolina. She has experience mediating employment and personal injury cases including those alleging:

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Equal Pay
  • Harassment
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Civil Rights Violations

 

Regina Hollins Lewis’ Approach to Mediation

Regina is an evaluative mediator. She conducts an analysis of each case and engages the parties and their counsel to discuss and weigh the likelihood of success from each party’s perspective. Her effective communication style and ability to develop a rapport with both parties helps keep the process moving forward. Her approach to mediation has led to requests from both defense and plaintiff counsel to mediate their cases.

Regina is certified by South Carolina Supreme Court (2008) in mediation and can mediate Federal and State cases in South Carolina. She has experience mediating employment and personal injury cases including:

  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Defamation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligence

 

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