Mediation Attorney

Shreveport, LA

Compass Mediation Services, LLC

  • Injury
  • Succession
  • Divorce/Custody
  • Construction/Contract

What is mediation? 

  • A facilitative approach to resolving dispute
  • Open discussion / Confidential process
  • A mutually acceptable resolution
  • Pre-litigation / Mid-stream / Pre-trial
  • Representation by / Retention of an attorney not required

Mediation Attorney

Your Choice in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana

After years of interest in alternative dispute resolution, Attorney Josh Clayton attended two weeks of training offered by James Stovall of The Mediation Institute, and is now on the Louisiana Registries of both Civil Mediators and Custody and Visitation Mediators. “With crowded courtrooms and dockets at capacity, mediation of civil disputes is the future of lawpractice in Louisiana.” In an attempt to circumvent the inefficiency, costliness and uncertainty of litigation, Josh partnered with longtime friend and colleague Lee Seegers opened Compass Mediation Services, LLC, which offers a panel of experienced individuals from an array of backgrounds to mediate disputes. When possible, the company aims to bring parties to the mediation table before litigation arises. “Many divorce, employment, and construction disputes can go to mediation before attorneys are ever retained. People should know they can mediate before they litigate®.”

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Mediation in Shreveport and Bossier City

 

If you are sorting out injury, succession, divorce, custody, construction or contract disputes in Shreveport, Bossier City or the surrounding areas, you may want to consider using mediation through Compass Mediation Services to reach an agreement. A mediator steps in as a third party, addresses the conflict points between the two parties and helps the group come up with a result that is fair for both sides.
Mediation is a confidential process that involves open discussion and mutual acceptance of the resolution. Mediation takes place before a trial or a filing of a lawsuit in order to settle the matter before it advances to court.   

Why Should I Choose Mediation in Shreveport and Bossier City?

Mediation is usually much cheaper than bringing a case to court, as well as cheaper than other forms of reaching settlements. As opposed to waiting for a trial, mediation is a quick process that leaves the two conflicting parties more satisfied with the outcome. If you’ve had a hand in reaching an agreement, like in mediation, it’s easier to comply.

Oftentimes, certain elements aren’t accounted for in legal cases. In mediation, they are considered, making the decision more comprehensive. Mediation also gives people involved a chance to express personal power in the outcome, as opposed to being out of control when the decision is reached in court.

Mediation allows for more civilized future relations between the two conflicting parties rather than leaving a divide with a win or lose decision. Compass Mediation Services can help you reach an agreement that benefits both parties, saving you time, money and stress.

What is Compass Mediation Services?

Compass Mediation Services acts as a mediator in Shreveport and Bossier City that offers a panel of experienced individuals to mediate disputes.

The company formed when, after years of interest in alternative dispute resolution, Josh Clayton attended two weeks of training offered by James Stovall of the Mediation Institute. Stovall is now on the Louisiana Registries of both Civil Mediators and Custody and Visitation Mediators.

Divorce mediations / Custody mediations / Contractual & business law disputes / Negotiations / Operating Agreements / Injury mediation / Attoreys + Family Counselors
Years of experience as a criminal lawyer, where I have seen the value of a fair settlement, have helped me refocus my civil practice with an eye toward problem solving. Mediation allows us to come together as lawyers and litigants, counselors and disputing parties, to work on solving the problem at hand, before all control is ceded to the uncertainty of the courtroom. Allow the Compass Mediation attorneys and mental health professionals to work as a team in solving your unique dispute.