Robert B. Ingram brings to bear his thirty-four years of
experience litigating and trying complex cases for Mediation
Services. Ingram couples this unique qualification with the
specialized training he received at the Mediation Workshop at
Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers with The
Advanced Training in Mediation he obtained at the Center for Dispute
Resolution in Washington D.C. Mr. Ingram's office is centrally
located in San Rafael and offers an easy commute from Marin, Sonoma,
Napa and Alameda counties.
Mediation is a process where the parties involved in a dispute
meet with an impartial party who assists them in the negotiation of
their differences. During mediation, the "decision power" rests
totally and completely with the parties. The mediator does not make
judgment or develop an opinion on the merits of the case. The
mediator simply uses his/her litigation experience and works as a
medium between the parties and attempts to bring them together by
facilitating communication and guiding the process to avoid
confrontation. The mediator will seek compromise from each side
during the mediation process and bring the parties to an agreement
they both feel comfortable with.
Mediation begins by defining
the issues and determining the position and concerns of all of the
This is followed by a separate conference between the mediator
and each individual party or their counsel. This allows each side to
make clear and expand upon their case and objectives in confidence.
Confidentiality is essential to resolving disputes and it is the
mediator's job to develop trust between the parties to bring them
together to resolve the dispute. The mediator will hold everything
that is said in the various sessions confidential and will not
utilize any information mentioned in the mediation in any other
proceeding if mediation fails.
The Ingram Firm has the
experience of "being in the trenches" of litigation to bring to bear
to help resolve your case.
|Law Offices of
Robert B. Ingram
25 Saddle Wood Drive
Telephone: (415) 499-0800
Free: (888) 499-0800
Fax: (415) 499-0445