Mediation

What is mediation?

Mediation is a dispute resolution process whereby the parties to a dispute choose/hire a person with subject matter and dispute resolution experience to assist them with private and confidential settlement/resolution discussions. Unlike arbitration, this person makes no decisions/conclusions regarding the dispute and has no power over the parties or their dispute. Instead, a mediator is trained and highly skilled at assisting parties with resolution discussions. This process can be beneficial and expeditious in resolving all types of external and internal disputes. These include parties in litigation, people contemplating litigation, vendor/consumer issues, employer/employee relations, business to business relations, internal business disputes, for profit and non-profit organizations, parties to contracts, families and probate issues.

David's experience

Mr. Wells has been a professional mediator since 2001. He is frequently hired by private individuals and entities to assist them with resolving disputes.  He has been approved by a large number of courts throughout Michigan to mediate cases in litigation and is frequently appointed by those courts to mediate cases currently in litigation. Mr. Wells is also an approved mediator with the American Arbitration Association, the The American Health Law Association and the International Mediation Institute.

Mr. Wells continuously updates his mediation skills with additional training and has subject matter expertise in many areas including employment, contracts, personal injury, healthcare, business ownership/management, probate and others. He has mediated both large dollar disputes as well as disputes involving large numbers of people.

Mr. Wells volunteers as a mediator for the Dispute Resolution Center, a local non-profit.

 

Areas

Medical/Legal Issues

Real Estate

Employment Contracts

Commercial Contracts

Personal Injury

Construction Contracts

Partnership Disputes

Probate Estates

Commercial Landlord-Tenant

Banking/Finance

Non-profit Agencies

Residential Construction

Domestic Relations

Commercial Construction

Multi-Party Mediation

Shareholder Derivative Actions

Probate

Residential Construction and Condominiums

 

Training

2020

Advanced Mediation Training

2020

The Ethics Game

2018

Trigger Points – What to do with Challenging Parties

2018

Harnessing the Power of the Master Mediator

2016

Advanced Mediator Training

2014

Mediator Training by the Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute

2013

Mediator Training by the Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute

2012

Mediator Training by the Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute

2010

Role of Humor in Mediation

2009

Power Imbalances in Mediation

2009

Mediator Training by the Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute

2009

Beyond Apology, Forgiveness as a Reachable and Practical Goal

2008

Mediator Training by the Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute

2008

Effective Apologies in Mediation

2007

Mediator Training by the Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute

2005

Understanding and Managing Difficult Conflicts

2004

Advanced Mediator Training

2001

Michigan Supreme Court approved General Civil Case Mediation Training