Mediation for Lawyers
Courts have been ordering & Counsels have been selecting Cristi B. McMurdie, Esq of McMurdie Law & Mediation to provide professional and experienced mediation services for their cases.
The demand for mediation is increasing! With the proliferation of video hearings and extended calendars, people want results sooner through mediation.
Counsels, if your case is nearly done with discovery, values are known, and positions established, perhaps it is time to bring your case to private mediation for full resolution. Sometimes even with attorneys negotiating to the best of their abilities, a 3rd party neutral is needed to take the case to full resolution.
McMurdie Law & Mediation provides BOTH in-person mediation using separate safe rooms for each party and their lawyer, with all COVID19 protocols being followed, or by video (Zoom, Teams, Gotomeeting). The choice is yours. With in person mediation, you will have access to white board brainstorming that is very helpful. We can also provide this type of tool through video mediation.
Depending on the complexity of your case, you may be able to settle your case in one-half day or perhaps longer – we will accommodate the needs of your case.
Cases for McMurdie Mediation include: Family law, pre-decree through post-decree issues, Probate, Real Estate and Landlord Tenant, Breach of Contract.
Mediator McMurdie has experience with real estate, attended the Arizona School of Real Estate in 1997 and does real estate investing today.
We utilize the effective process of shuttle mediation, generally in two seperate conference rooms, each with a white board for use by the parties, the lawyer and mediator.
The mediator caucuses the separate parties, brainstorming options and presenting offers which leads to full resolution.
February 2021 – Craig Cherney
Cristi McMurdie is the consummate professional both legally and personally. More important she gets tough when necessary to advance a case toward resolution while honoring the balance needed to keep both sides, and the lawyers fully engaged. I recommend Cristi for a variety of mediation disputes large or small. Craig Cherney,
Canterbury Law Group
Shasta Nolte, Bellah Law – June 2020
Opposing Counsel and I went to Ms. McMurdie with an extremely difficult and high conflict post decree modification. Walking into the mediation there was no way that either of the parties were willing to move away from their positions to the middle ground. Ms. McMurdie took extra time to understand my client’s legal position and emotional stance to see if she could assist with fulfilling the real important items to my client. She was able to make my client feel heard and understood, and then she explained the position of opposing party in a way that made my client open… to working out an agreement. When we finished the mediation there was a full agreement with a lot of “out of the box” solutions that satisfied both sides. I would highly recommend Cristi McMurdie for your tough mediations and tough clients. Bellah Law and I will definitely use Cristi McMurdie in the future. Read more “Shasta Nolte, Bellah Law – June 2020”