Mediation is often used to settle disputes, often as a successful alternative to actual trial. It involves negotiation among parties to a dispute under the guidance of a trained mediator either before and even sometimes during litigation. In North Carolina it is mandatory that all suits enter the process of mediation with a state-certified mediator.
Sumrell Sugg attorneys regularly handle mediations in state and federal courts, as well as for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Attorneys Scott C. Hart and Jill Quattlebaum Byrum, both certified mediators, have extensive experience in creating win-win agreements among parties in dispute, both pre-court and during litigation. In such cases, clients enjoy meaningful savings on fees and other costs, as well as enjoying a satisfactory resolution of their issues.