Don’t Litigate, Mediate!

No one likes being in a dispute or a disagreement. It's difficult, frustrating, and can be emotionally draining. However, litigation (going to court) is not always the best way to resolve differences. Another approach is Mediation.

An independent third party helps you come up with a resolution to the situation. You do not have to talk to the other person in the dispute or even be in the same room as them. Mediation is used to resolve all kinds of disputes, from family matters including divorce, to business issues, homeowner association problems, landlord-tenant disagreements, and more.

If you have a situation and you would like to discuss if mediation is a possible approach, please contact us.

Note that mediator cannot give legal or financial advice and we always recommend that you should consult appropriate professionals where necessary for your situation. However, many lawyers these days favor their clients resolving matters outside of a courtroom

Sue Gramacy, Mediator

As a trained mediator Sue has mediated over 150+ cases and has the keen ability to identify the issues, and help facilitate resolution with a settlement rate of over 80%.

She mediates for the Center for Conflict Resolution and is on the Panels of both the LA County and Ventura County Superior Court Panels  as well as on the  LA Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel.

She is a member of  SCMA (Southern California Mediation Association)

Before becoming a Mediator she worked as a Consumer Advocate in the Attorney General’s Consumer Law Section working with the public and especially the elderly to resolve issues.

She has Advanced Mediation Training along with Elder Mediation Training and has taken classes in Fee Arbitration, Legal & Insurance Terms of Art & Settlement Strategies, Family Law Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Mediation.

With the Los Angeles ADR Program possibly closing in June 2013 Anthony and Sue decided to open Valley Mediation LA to help serve the public with an opportunity to mediate their disputes–it is easier-less expensive- confidential and faster than litigation.  If you are in a dispute, please contact Sue or Anthony at Valley Mediation LA for a no-obligation free consultation.

We look forward to helping you!