The Firm encourages early settlement and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration to avoid the time, stress, and costs of litigation. Some cases are worth taking to trial, others are not. We foster close relationships with clients and work diligently with them to assess the risks and benefits of each case. Open mindedness and adaptability are key components to the Firm’s growth and success. We welcome and encourage creative approaches to conflict resolution.
Mr. Chapman is a San Francisco Bar Association Certified Mediator. Further, he has attended multiple seminars in mediation and arbitration. Using that training, Mr. Chapman has successfully advised clients in their quest to resolve disputes on their own, issue non-trial decisions on a matter, or present expert opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of a case. His mediation training allows Mr. Chapman to readily advise clients on both strategies to resolve a dispute and negotiate a settlement.
David Chapman has participated in may mediations as a party. He is available to use his years of experience of attorney negotiation in resolving disputes to help you resolve your dispute in a matter that both parties can live with. He focuses on helping you find a solution that meets or equals your best alternative to a negotiated agreement. Resolution of your dispute through alternative dispute resolution can save time, expense, and headaches. Solutions can be reached that may not be possible through litigation.
The benefit of hiring Mr. Chapman is that he seeks to understand the parties’ position in detail. He clarifies and reclarifies the issues. The goal of clarity leads to understanding by the parties of each other’s position and allows for more focused solutions that meet the needs of all parties. As lawyer, he is trained to grasp the issues and craft solutions. You can be sure that you will be fully heard and understood before any resolution is made.
Of course, where litigation is necessary, we fight aggressively to protect our clients’ rights through trial and appeals.