Donna Tisch is now Donna Lugar



Mediation is a process whereby a neutral and impartial third person acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute without prescribing what it should be. It is an informal and non-adversarial process intended to help disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Rule 10.210. Do you want a mediator who is neutral and impartial? Although we have the practical experience of more than 18 years of trial practice as a civil trial lawyer (Board Certified in 1999), we have been devoting one hundred percent of our professional time to alternative dispute resolution since 2010. You will be comfortable knowing that your mediator is not a practicing lawyer whom you may one day face in a case opposite you and your client. Do you want a mediator who acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of your dispute? We work hard to resolve cases at mediation and bring our years of experience to the table to offer creative and case-sensitive resolutions to meet the parties’ needs. Should the case not resolve at mediation for any reason, we will at your request continue to work with the lawyers/parties post mediation, without charge, to get cases settled.


Arbitrations are popular in certain venues in both binding and non-binding formats. We will carefully review pre-arbitration submissions, receive and listen to evidence and arguments presented at arbitration and will then render a fair and impartial written decision. The written decision will typically contain an analysis of facts and any applicable law so that it is easily understood by the parties. Arbitrations will be conducted in the most timely and cost-efficient manner possible, and written decisions will be delivered timely.