Mediation & Settlement


A case that did not settle at the trial level may still be ripe for settlement on appeal. Once the trial process concludes, litigants are often ready to think about their case in a different way, and, having had their day in court, the parties may simply be ready to put the case behind them. Moreover, settlement may be easier on appeal because the trial court result vastly narrows the possible outcomes of a case. The experience we have gained in litigating hundreds of appeals positions us perfectly to help guide the parties to a reasonable resolution of their appeal—avoiding the time, uncertainty, and expense connected with continuing the litigation in the appellate court and possibly on remand back to the trial court.