Black's Law Dictionary Definition

Private, informal dispute resolution process in which a neutral third person, the mediator, helps disputing parties to reach an agreement. The mediator has no power to impose a decision on the parties.

See also: Litigation



While litigation is a case that takes place in the legal system, there is another way to resolve a problem outside the courts. This is through mediation. Mediation is where two parties resolve any conflicts with a separate independent third party acting as a mediator. These cases are usually done behind the scenes and resolve many situations way before they could have been waiting for the court system to take them.


David Whipple has done many different mediations in his 30 years of experience. Talk with him today for a free 30-minute consultation at (816) 842-6411. Feel free to use the contact form explaining your situation. David Whipple will be able to help you know which route you should take between litigation or mediation.

The material provided is intended for informational purposes only. It is not to be considered legal advice and not to be construed as legal representation.