Mediation Services

Skillful Legal Mediation

Valentine Law Office, P.C. offers mediation services for attorneys needing assistance in workers' compensation and personal injury cases. Janece Valentine utilizes her 25 years of legal experience to help Iowa attorneys with big or small cases in the state of Iowa. Janece Valentine is willing to travel to your law office for mediation or the mediation can be conducted at Valentine Law Office, P.C. in Fort Dodge, IA. Contact us today to get started on your case. 

Negotiating Mutually Agreeable Terms

Mediation is a successful legal formality to be held prior to attending a hearing on your case. Mediation is not a trial. This process allows both sides to outline areas of agreement before a winner or loser is determined in the hearing. A benefit of this process is that both parties have some control over their respective destinies – as opposed to letting a third party decide each side’s fate.  

The Mediation Process

The injured worker, a representative of the insurance company, the lawyers for each side, and a mediator meet to discuss a settlement relating to expenses incurred by the employee due to injuries on the job. They talk about the facts and legalities of the case, but no evidence is presented. Resolution is reached when all parties agree to the final settlement terms. 

Neither side can be forced to settle the case. One or both sides can end the mediation.
Mediation Process

The Mediator is Key to the Process

One of the keys to mediation is the mediator. A mediator is typically a lawyer who has gone through special settlement training and who has experience with the type of case in dispute. The mediator is paid for their services, which are generally split between the parties involved. 
Mediation Process

Client Benefits of Our Law Services

  • 25 years of experience
  • Most of our work comes through word-of-mouth referrals
  • Can act as co-counsel with other attorneys to get the best results for the client
  • Janece Valentine will travel to you
Call Us for a FREE Initial Legal Consultation
Our Location
Valentine Law Office, P.C.
809 Central Avenue, Suite 415
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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