The practice of law in Michigan and around the country has changed dramatically in the last 15 years with the increased emphasis on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a means of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom. Perhaps the most successful of the ADR methods has been mediation, where either the parties or the court selects a qualified mediator to assist them in reaching a resolution of the dispute. Some of the advantages of ADR include: 1) it is a resolution both parties create, 2) it is more cost effective than a full blown trial, 3) it is generally faster than going to trial and 4) it allows the parties to interact with each other in ways that would not occur in traditional civil litigation. Johnson Rosati offers the services of a mediator certified through the Michigan Supreme Court. Let this experience work toward resolving your dispute.