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West Virginia Mediation Services

West Virginia Mediation Services

Are you or your business involved in a dispute or disagreement that seems to be ongoing without any progress being made? If so, you may be considering going to a judge for resolution. However, there is another, less costly way to resolve your dispute: mediation.

Our office at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, offers qualified and professional mediation services to all residents of West Virginia. We pride ourselves on our ability to resolve business issues in an efficient and satisfying manner for all parties involved.

What Is Mediation?

The most basic definition of mediation is a voluntary process to resolve a disagreement with the assistance of a neutral third party.

This can be for any kind of dispute, including your company or business. By facilitating communication and helping both you and the other party better understand each other regarding the issues at hand, mutually acceptable solutions can usually be easily reached.

Benefits of Mediation

Unlike formal litigation, mediation is always confidential, and those who choose it generally have more input regarding the outcome of their dispute, as all parties involved make the decisions with the guidance of a professional mediator.

Making the decision to hire a mediator can eliminate the stress of going to court as well as potential future conflicts that may arise after a formal lawsuit. The entire process is also faster and more informal, in addition to being more cost-effective.

Choosing the Right Mediator for Your Needs

When searching for a mediator, no matter what your dispute is, you want to know that they will be the best fit for you and your needs. Some things to think about when comparing options are:

Area of Expertise

Unlike regular lawyers, mediators often cover multiple areas of law and are well-versed in each of the areas they practice. While a mediator cannot give you legal counsel, they are trained and knowledgeable regarding handling details of a variety of cases and are always looking for a common ground that best suits both parties.


It’s also important to know that your chosen mediator has the proper qualifications for your business’ needs.

During your initial meeting, or even before calling to set up your first appointment, it’s generally a good idea to check out the mediator you’re planning to contact. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about prior cases that they’ve won or how long they’ve been practicing mediation.

Services Our Office Provides

At Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, we recognize that parties involved in a dispute want a resolution.

We know that those seeking to resolve legal business matters are best served by direct and forthright communication that leads them toward the goal of resolving their case. Our attorneys are skilled at working with each side of a dispute professionally, respectfully, and positively, and you can trust that with our office involved, the entire process will be fair and complete.

Some of the types of business matters we have provided mediation for include:

  • Disputes between businesses over contractual agreements
  • Disputes between companies and their clients or employees
  • Disputes between the parties in a lawsuit about the breadth of discovery (information exchanged between the parties)
  • Disputes in lawsuits over personal injuries or property damage

If you or your company is facing a potential business dispute, or even if you’re already in the middle of one, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Charleston office today to set up an appointment with an experienced mediator.

We want your matter resolved just as quickly as you do. It’s not just our job; it’s our business.

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