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499 W Shaw Ave Ste 116, Fresno, CA 93704

Why choose this provider?

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP specialize in transactions, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution for clients in the Fresno Metro area. The attorneys represent clients in banking and finance, construction, insurance, business, and real estate. The firm has been named Top Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell and received awards from Global Law Experts, Corporate International Magazine, Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce, and more. Coleman & Horowitt is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Darryl Horowitt - Managing Partner43 yrs
William Coleman - Partner47 yrs
Robert Ashley - Partner9 yrs

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Fresno, CA 93704

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The Law Office of Gregory J. Smith focuses on labor and employment law, serving clients based in Fresno for over 20 years. Gregory J. Smith is also available as a mediator and arbitrator. He completed the “Mediating the Litigated Case” program of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Gregory Smith - Principal38 yrs

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Fresno, CA 93711

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Rains Lucia Stern, PC represents peace officers, firefighters, public employees, and others with seven offices located throughout California. The firm’s staff includes attorneys, labor relations representatives, negotiators, and private investigators experienced in public sector labor and employment law. Several of the firm’s attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers.

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Rockne Lucia - Principal41 yrs
Seth Merrick - Partner20 yrs

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Fresno, CA 93720

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The Law Office of D. Mitchell Taylor has provided legal and mediation services in the Fresno Metro area since 1983. Mitchell is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Southern California Mediation Association, and Northern California Mediation Association. He has experience resolving disputes involving business, construction, personal injury, civil litigation, professional liability, and more.

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Fresno, CA 93711

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The Hatmaker Law Group represents Fresno-area clients in the practice of employment law. Other services include litigation, management counseling, workplace investigations, mediations, business transactions, and charter school law. Attorney Susan K. Hatmaker has over 20 years of experience working with employers and received the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Susan Hatmaker - Founder30 yrs

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4.7
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4.4 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Fresno, CA 93711

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Russell D. Cook is a Fresno-based mediator with over 17 years of civil dispute experience. He also served as a civil litigator for over 34 years and received the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Russell conducts mediations for class action, employment, personal injury, business litigation, real estate, and construction claims. He serves on several mediator panels, including the Fresno Superior Court, the United States District Court Eastern District of California, and the American Arbitration Association.

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Russell Cook - Principal44 yrs

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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Fresno, CA 93721

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Family Law Fresno has offered legal services in the greater San Joaquin Valley for over 13 years. Attorney Glenn R. Wilson has experience handling divorce, child custody, and domestic violence cases. He also provides services in mediation and collaborative law. All clients receive Glenn’s personal phone number for 24/7 legal assistance.

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Glenn Wilson - Principal28 yrs

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4.7

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is an alternative to going to trial during legal disputes. The parties on both sides agree to work with an impartial third party who oversees discussions concerning the matter in dispute. The goal and hope of mediation is to come to a settlement or compromise that is agreeable to both parties. The mediator doesn't represent either party but works with both to help ensure that discussions are civil and agreements are as fair as possible given the situation. In many cases, if mediation fails, then the parties can move on to a trial in court.

  • What is arbitration?

    Arbitration is another alternative to a court trial, but it's a bit more formal than mediation. During the arbitration, evidence and testimony is presented to a panel of people who act as judges of sorts. They issue an opinion about the matter in writing, and depending on how the arbitration was entered into, it may or may not be binding. If it's binding, the parties must accept and abide by the decisions of the arbitrators. Commonly, each side selects a third-party arbitrator, and each of those people selects a third person.

  • Is arbitration or mediation better?

    Arbitration and mediation both have pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personal preferences, legal goals, and the details of your case. Mediation can offer more control, and because of that, those who go through it tend to report a higher level of satisfaction. But arbitration is more formal and may provide a more structured environment, which may be needed if civil discussions aren't possible.

  • How do I choose a mediator or arbitrator?

    If you can choose a mediator or arbitrator, it's critical to look for a neutral third party. Someone who is in any way tied to either side or who might have a known strong opinion on matters related to the case may not be the best option. Legal knowledge is important for mediators and arbitrators, but arbitrators should also have court experience. Retired or former judges or trial lawyers may be good choices for arbitrators, for example.

  • What is an arbitration agreement?

    An arbitration agreement waives your right to seek legal remedies in court under certain circumstances, specifically, if you and the other party have unresolved disputes. You submit to binding arbitration over all matters, which can be somewhat risky as arbitration agreements are usually requested by companies that have arbitration processes set up, and those processes may not be impartial.

  • What is mandatory arbitration?

    Mandatory arbitration occurs when someone is forced to use arbitration as a means of settling an issue. One of the most common scenarios for this is employment. Employers may require that employees sign an arbitration agreement before they can begin work. The employees then give up some rights to go to court over certain employment issues.

  • What should I expect in child custody mediation?

    During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.