Two Mediators for the Price of One

"'Mediation' means a process in which a neutral person or persons facilitate communication between the disputants to assist them in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement." – California Evidence Code 1115 

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough." – Abraham Lincoln-Notes for a law lecture, 1850


Michael Garey Balmages

  • Over 41 Years Practicing Law
  • Business Litigation, Employment Law Expertise
  • Has Represented Employers, Employees, Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Former General Counsel of Major Apparel Company
  • Member, Orange County Superior Court Civil Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Panels; Member USDC Central District Mediation Panel
  • Has been a Neutral in more than 1000 cases

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M. Christine Brady

  • Over 31 Years Practicing Law
  • Employment Law Expertise
  • Has Represented Employers and Employees at Trial and Administrative Hearings and on Appeal
  • Trial Advocacy Lecturer
  • Successfully Collected Nearly Two Million Dollars for Employee on Jury Verdict
  • Successfully Defended Numerous Employers

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Douglas B. Davidson

  • Over 40 years practicing law
  • Corporate Real Estate and Finance Expertise
  • Former General Counsel of Publicly Traded Restaurant Company
  • Troubled Real Estate Workout Expertise
  • Has been a Neutral in several hundred cases
  • Owner/Operator Hotel Business
  • Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panel
  • Member, Orange County Superior Court Early Neutral Evaluation Panels

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