Nancy Maisano has mediated more than 1,600 cases. Working as a full-time mediator since 2001, Nancy handles a variety of disputes at all stages from prefiling to the eve of trial. In addition to employment disputes, Nancy mediates business and commercial disputes, partnership dissolution, franchise disputes, civil rights and first amendment cases, public records act matters and personal injury/wrongful death cases. She is a frequent speaker on alternate dispute resolution, effective mediation advocacy and employment law. read more
Tips from the Trenches
Take advantage of an opportunity for your clients to engage in direct communication during a mediation. An apology and authentic, empathetic statements to a plaintiff can avert negotiation pitfalls such as reactive devaluation. Thoughtful, direct communications allow both parties to step out of their positional stances and pursue meaningful resolution and more satisfying closure. As I explain in Tips from the Trenches, this type of communication achieves several important purposes.
Nancy Maisano is a certified mediator with the following organizations –
American College of Civil Trial Mediators
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ADR Panel
Mediation facilitates more efficient and economical resolutions than either litigation or arbitration and is a cost-effective approach to solving the problems, costs and risks presented by litigation. Prompt mediation enables parties and their attorneys to evaluate a case at an early stage, thereby encouraging preemptive resolution before time, energy and money are expended. Furthermore, this proactive approach encourages the preservation of a healthy work environment, to the benefit of both parties. read more