Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services
Disputes happen. They are a part of everyday life.
Disputes come in all shapes and sizes, with differing numbers of people and range from a simple or minor difference of opinion to outright serious conflict. How a dispute is understood and responded to is key to successful resolution. When faced with a challenging factual setting involving complex legal issues, resolution can sometimes feel beyond [out of] reach. Mediation and alternative dispute resolution processes are thus crucial to our way of finding a remedy to legal problems.
John Knowlton has over 30 years of litigation and court experience, handling over 100 dispute resolution matters, while bringing parties and their counsel together. When analyzing and resolving complex disputes under a wide variety of situations, Mr. Knowlton has served with distinction in this area of practice, whether before court proceedings have started, after a party files suit in court, after a trial, and even while on appeal. Mr. Knowlton is known for his energy, creativity and enthusiasm to help parties understand, define and reach resolution. He appreciates that each party to a dispute brings with them their own experiences, their own viewpoint on how things started and how things should be rectified.
Alternatives to a stressful, uncertain and expensive trial do exist and Mr. Knowlton focuses his education, background and experience to explore party options. Mr. Knowlton has served our legal community in a variety of ways facilitating those options whether as a neutral evaluator, as a mediator, a court appointed settlement officer or as an arbitrator.
Mr. Knowlton provides dispute resolution services primarily in the areas of Trusts & Estates, Elder Abuse, Business or Corporate disputes and Personal Injury.