Wales is a former judge, prosecutor and civil law practitioner and now focuses his practice on helping parties resolve their differences though mediation. Mr. Wales graduated from the Sandra Day O’Conner School of Law at Arizona State University in 1991 and has been practicing law in Arizona, California, and Texas for over 30 years. Mr. Wales helps parties resolve their disputes at a fraction of the cost and time involved in litigation.
Once you contact Mr. Wales seeking a mediation date, Mr. Wales will reach out to the opposing party in your conflict and assist both parties in scheduling a mutually convenient date and time for the mediation.
When your case has been scheduled, you’ll receive a hearing notice from our case administrator. That notice will contain the following:
Mr. Wales encourages the parties to submit pre-mediation briefs outlining their position and settlement demands.
On the date of your hearing, Mr. Wales will admit each participant one by one. Once admitted, each participant is sent to their respective “breakout room.” We follow this procedure to ensure that opposing sides do not cross paths in the “waiting room,” and it also allows us to ensure that no un-invited guests enter the meeting.
The Mediation Fee is due in advance and is typically shared by both parties.
One option for a person, couple, or business in conflict is to
go to court. The legal system can resolve their dispute, but
the emotional and financial costs can be devastating.
Many disputes have a prior history of an amicable relationship. Litigation (arbitration or court) will likely kill any prospect of continued relations.
Conducting mediation online, as opposed to in-person, provides the opportunity to extend the benefits of these alternatives to many disputes including, but not limited to, the following:
Disputes between parties who are too geographically distant to enable a meeting to take place;