Best Practices for Mediating Construction Disputes

Deborah S. Ballati, Esq., FCIArb
Deborah S. Ballati, Esq., FCIArb
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Published April 1, 2018

When I began my construction law practice nearly 40 years ago, mediation was largely unknown and certainly untested.  Clients and many attorneys were almost totally unaware of this form of dispute resolution. Fortunately, however, a few forward-thinking lawyers in the late 1970s and early 1980s understood the value to the industry and their clients of early, consensual and informed resolution of disputes, and began discussing mediation with their clients and other lawyers.  

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