From our offices in Puget Sound in Washington, we serve clients in the Seattle/Tacoma area and throughout Washington, including residents of Adams Asotin Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Douglas Ferry Franklin Garfield Grant Grays Harbor Island Jefferson King Kitsap Kittitas Klickitat Lewis Lincoln Mason Okanogan Pacific Pend Oreille Pierce San Juan Skagit Skamania Snohomish Spokane Stevens Thurston Wahkiakum Walla Walla Whatcom Whitman and Yakima Counties.
Stephen M. Gaddis
Mediation & Arbitration Services
As the courts and legal practitioners have turned to "Appropriate Dispute Resolution" (ADR), thoughtful experts have created new channels for conflict resolution. Collaborative Law and Cooperative Law are two examples of these, both of which incorporate the values and principles of the mediation process within their span.
Stephen Gaddis has received basic and advanced training in Collaborative Law, has taught the application of Collaborative Law and Cooperative Law to lawyers and associated practitioners, and has authored a number of useful working tools to utilize in these processes. He has provided services in a number of Collaborative Law cases and has adapted the beneficial practices of Collaborative Law for use in Early Stage Mediation.
Early Stage Mediation allows parties to avoid contested court calendars entirely by expanding the role of mediator to "Dispute Resolution Specialist," who may assist the parties in voluntarily arriving at temporary financial and living arrangements, developing a case schedule attuned to the needs of the parties rather than the courts, and in providing informal, expedited, economical discovery (exchange) of relevant information.