We are please to announce that George Shea has been appointed as a Civil Mediator by the Oakland County Circuit Court. As a Civil Mediator, he may be called upon by the Court to act as a mediator to try… 

resolve legal disputes before they go to trial.Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party assists communication between parties, and tries to help them arrive at a settlement agreement. The mediator will assist in identifying issues and help explore solutions, in hopes that the parties can resolve the issues between themselves, instead of letting a judge or jury impose a resolution. Mediation is a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) that is being used more and more to resolve legal disputes.George Shea is available to serve as a mediator in any civil case except divorce or child custody matters. If you have a legal dispute, whether or not you have already retained a lawyer to represent you, you might consider mediation as a cost-saving procedure that might help you resolve your dispute.The Oakland County Circuit Court has produced a brochure on Civil Mediation. It can be found at http://www.oakgov.com/courts/circuit/Documents/division/civil-med-brochure.pdf