James J. Mathie
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Mathie Mediation Services LLC
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757 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Fax: (855) 427-6640
Description of Practice
Hi, this is Jim Mathie. Thanks for taking the time to consider me to assist you in resolving your dispute.
Mediation offers advantages that you can’t get in litigation. Significantly, you get to determine whether to resolve your dispute and how to do it. That won’t happen in court. Someone will win and someone will lose. Sometimes both sides actually lose. In mediation the win–win, is not a myth, it can really happen.
My goal is to assist the parties to understand each other’s perspective. Understanding does not mean agreeing, but through understanding the parties can often see past the blinders that litigation imposes and mine the creativity necessary to find a mutually beneficial resolution.
Whenever possible, I use mediation through understanding. Instead of working separately against each other, the parties work together – often in the same room – to understand each other and resolve their differences.
We don’t ignore the legal aspects of the dispute, but we put it in the proper perspective, looking at strengths, but also recognizing risks and practical realities.
This isn’t easy. There is tension in any conflict. But parties who have the courage to address their differences and are open-minded enough to know that there are always two sides, can transcend their conflict and gain true resolution and in so doing preserve past, present or future relationships that are too important to destroy by litigation.
There’s more to it than that, but I’m only allowed 1600 characters here, so please give me a call and we’ll talk. Thanks again.
Juris Doctor 1986, Marquette University Law School. Milwaukee. Thomas More Scholar.
Bachelor of Arts.-Journalism, 1981, University of Wisconsin. Madison.
|10/21-23 and 11/11-13/2015||University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies||Divorce and Family Mediation Training (40 hours)|
|8/3/2015 to 8/9/2015||Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law||Mediating the Litigated Case (42 hours)|
|5/12/2015||Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center||Advanced Mediation Training (8 hours)|
|6/17/2013 to 6/21/2013||Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center||Mediation Skills Training (40 hours)|
There's no need to travel for mediation. I will come to you if that is what works best for you. I also offer a private neutral venue in downtown Milwaukee.
WHAT I'M READING
Improvisational Negotiation, Jeffrey Krivis
The Evolution of Cooperation, Robert Axelrod
Humble Inquiry, Edgar H. Schein
The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design, Kenneth Cloke
A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger
Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation, John Lande
Areas of Practice
- Boundary Disputes
- Civil (general)
- Health Care
- Labor - Management
- Landlord - Tenant
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Professional Fees
- Real Estate
- Mediating Lawyer