How Do the Attorneys at Van Kampen Law Approach Mediation Services?
Our North Carolina employment attorneys limit their practice to the representation of employees in employment law disputes and believe comprehensive service to clients involves both an approach of strong and aggressive legal advocacy, designed to win cases at a jury trial following a diligently exacting and thorough discovery process, along with a steady belief in the building of professional relationships with employers and their attorneys. We believe that theses relationships with employers involves candid communications between the employer, employee, and all respective attorneys. This balanced approach translates into outstanding service for our clients. We understand that litigation is very expensive, time consuming, and at times mentally and emotionally exhausting. Therefore, we strive to facilitate an early and fair resolution to employment law disputes based on each client’s unique goals.
Although the ultimate decision to engage in the pre-trial settlement of a case rests with each client, we believe that an open and candid dialogue with an employer—through formal mediation—can be crucially helpful to the negotiation of a pre-trial settlement. Thus, in many cases we strongly believe in mediation: it is often exceedingly helpful to hire a neutral third party to facilitate the pre-trial settlement negotiation process. Mediators frequently assist stubborn or closed-minded employers in viewing our clients’ cases’ objective strengths and the inherent risks involved in allowing such strong cases to proceed to a trial by jury.
Regardless of a mediation’s outcome, Van Kampen Law’s attorneys strongly believe that the building of a candid, strong, and professional relationship with an employer and its attorney is of great service to obtaining a favorable outcome for each and every client, and that mediation is a great way to facilitate this process. While our attorneys do take a comprehensively strong and aggressive strategy to win each and every case at trial, they are ultimately dedicated, first and foremost, to obtaining a result that is in the best interests of each and every client based on his or her unique goals. For these reasons, we frequently encourage clients to utilize the formal negotiation process of mediation as a way to save money, save time, and resolve a case early and amicably.