Definition: mediation, noun.
Mediation is the attempt to settle a legal dispute through active participation of a third party (mediator) who works to find points of agreement and assist those in conflict in resolving disputes. Mediation has become very common in contract and civil damage cases as more and more people seek to resolve disagreements through means outside courtroom litigation. Mediation can be an effective way to avoid the costs and time it takes to take a case through trial.
John R. “Rich” Rucker III, is a licensed, Rule 31 civil mediator. In addition to his 15 years of trial and litigation experience in Tennessee courts, Rich has extensive mediation training and experience. He has helped numerous people and organizations avoid going to trial through thoughtful and objective mediation services. Rich has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in numerous personal injury cases and has been involved in complex litigation in employment law, workers compensation, insurance coverage and contract disputes. He believes in mediation as it gives people the ability to resolve disputes on their own terms, avoiding costly litigation and eliminating the uncertainty of trial results.
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