Lafayette Mediation Lawyer

Mediation Services Throughout Southern Louisiana

At Caffery, Oubre, Campbell & Garrison, L.L.P., we know that it sometimes makes financial sense to resolve your dispute or litigation matter out of court. Senior partner Jerry Oubre is a trained mediator who can help your company and the opposing party come together to work toward a common-sense solution that the courts will approve as a final judgment.

We provide mediation services for a reasonable fee, in a full range of litigation areas, including:

  • Vehicular accidents
  • Contested wills and trust litigation
  • Real estate disputes and lease litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes and infringement litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Municipal land use, zoning and property development issues
  • Oil and gas lease and property litigation
  • Personal injury disputes

A Brief Summary of Mediation and Arbitration

Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution that involves an independent mediator guiding the parties through negotiating sessions to resolve key issues. The mediator’s role is generally to help the parties understand how a judge might see things if the dispute were to proceed to trial. The mediator typically does not rule on the matter, although parties may defer to the mediator for a final decision. Neither party is bound by law to the final settlement and either party may walk away from the mediation sessions at any time and decide to pursue the matter in court. The mediator will present the final settlement to a judge for approval. Upon the judge’s signature, the settlement becomes a legal court judgment, binding both parties to uphold the provisions of the agreement.

Arbitration involves an independent arbitrator, approved by both parties. The arbitrator hears arguments from both sides, then makes a decision, which may be a compromise decision agreeable to both parties. In nonbinding arbitration, either party may quit the process at any time. In binding arbitration, both parties are bound by the arbitrator’s decisions, which will become a court judgment upon the judge’s approval and signature.

Call to discuss the nature of your dispute with attorney Jerry Oubre. From offices in Lafayette and New Iberia, our lawyers offer mediation services in communities throughout Lafayette Parish, Vermilion Parish, Acadia Parish, Iberia Parish, St. Mary Parish and St. Martin Parish in southern Louisiana. Contact us to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Lafayette mediation attorney at Caffery, Oubre, Campbell & Garrison today.