Mediation is a significant step in the life of any dispute. After sufficient information has been developed, the stakeholders meet with a trained mediator. The mediator’s role is to stimulate a dialogue designed to encourage incremental bargaining based upon an introspective evaluation of facts and evidence combined with litigation risk. A mediated resolution offers the parties valuable and intangible benefits such as certainty, control, and closure. A mediated resolution often offers the litigant the best possible outcome.
We strive to provide a process where all parties feel both comfortable, and engaged, allowing them to make important decisions about their case.
Michael S. Schmidt
Michael Schmidt has been practicing law in Ontario for 20 years. His practice involved working for plaintiffs and defendants. His practice areas included claims based on personal injury tort, accident benefits, LTD, WSIB, and all forms of property damage.
Michael began to mediate in 2010 in response to specific requests from the bar. He now mediates full time, and has mediated over 1000 matters covering a broad spectrum of insurance, and non-insurance related matters.
Michael strives to provide a process where all parties feel both comfortable, and engaged, allowing them to make important decisions about their case. Should you have any questions before determining whether or not Michael is the right mediator for your case, please do not hesitate to contact him directly by email at email@example.com.
With a proven track record for finding a workable solution, Michael looks forward to the opportunity to work with you and your group.
Mr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Toronto, with a B.Sc (with Distinction). He then completed his LLB at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Schmidt is a graduate of the Harvard Law Program on Negotiation.
Memberships & Affiliations :
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Canadian Bar Association
- Advocates Society
- Ontario Bar Association – ADR Section
Michael S. Schmidt has experience in settling the following civil matters:
- Libel & Slander
- Medical Malpractice
- Multi-Party / Complex
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Professional Negligence