Conflicts are a normal part of personal and business life. Mediation can resolve these conflicts without the time and costs of litigation.
Breaches of contracts between individuals, businesses or both.
Disputes regarding residential leases such as termination and eviction, security deposits, late fees, repair and deduct and withheld rent. Also, disputes between tenants and Homeowner’s Associations.
Disputes regarding insurance coverage or the subrogation of an insurance claim when a third party may be responsible for payment due to damages or injuries to the insured or insurer.
Issues concerning claims of alleged abuse, stalking, sexual assault or serious harassment with the potential for a request for temporary restraining orders from the county court.
Disputes between neighbors or members of the same community for various reasons, such as noise disputes, property disputes, etc.
Claims involving an injury, which occurs on someone else’s premises due to the premise owner’s alleged negligence stemming from a dangerous condition, including dog bites.
Any issues and injuries stemming from automobile accidents and/or accidents involving an automobile, bicycle, or a pedestrian.
Any contract disputes or damages stemming from an agreement or breach thereof between a licensed professional such as but not limited to a lawyer, doctor, or contractor and a consumer of that professional’s services.
Real estate disputes
Real estate disputes
Disputes concerning repair and inspection issues, costs for repairs, earnest money disputes, claims of misrepresentation about the condition of the property, appliances or fixtures.
Any issues concerning conflicts between co-workers and/or supervisors, employment termination, ageism, gender bias and sexual harassment issues.
MEET ALYS SMITH
As a certified mediator in Northern California since 2012 and a practicing attorney since 1986, she brings her vast experience to provide clients with a powerful blend of analysis, empathy, and creativity to assist clients in finding solutions to their conflicts that will serve them well.