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Seasoned Florida Mediator committed to resolving disputes
I have been a litigator for 40 years in south Florida and have handled mediations since 1991. Back then, we never dreamed that "Virtual" or "zoom" mediations would be a factor, but over the past two years, I've taken a deep dive into that arena and even have a "zoom expert" I employ to run more complex, multiparty mediation.
As a litigator, I've handled personal injury cases from the defense and plaintiff side, as well as condo and h.o.a. litigation, corporate/commercial disputes; real estate issues, defamation, you name it; about everything but criminal and family.
In 1991, mediation was the "new thing," so I got certified and plunged in. About that same time, another aspect of my career took off, and mediation took a back seat, though I've done hundreds over the past three decades.
Now that I've closed the litigation era of my career, it's exciting to focus solely on mediation, where I can facilitate agreement and resolution rather than pursue conflict. It is gratifying when parties in opposition suddenly realize that the best solution to issues is most often found by the parties discussing it professionally rather than turning it over to a judge or jury.
As an experienced mediator who specializes in helping businesses resolve disputes outside of court, Tom Chase understands how daunting such negotiations might feel- yet he always finds just enough pressure from both sides while maintaining comfort levels throughout each negotiation process.
He's a mediation expert with many years of experience under his belt. He knows how to get things done, but even more important for lawyers who want their clients' respect- he'll be able to make them feel at ease during the sometimes tedious and confusing process.
His ability to build rapport and listen with care has made him a consistently effective mediator. His practical approach is something always appreciated. He is frequently able to find the best in people and achieve fair resolutions. His listening skills help him see all sides of the issues.
Tom Chase is a truly proactive mediator who can remember and process detailed information He always has an open mind and seems to find common ground even in the most complicated situations- which makes him particularly adept in handling long sessions with multiple parties.
When a dispute arises, the best thing you can do is avoid costly and time-consuming litigation and choose mediation instead.
We recommend considering pre-suit mediation when the parties are in agreement. This approach avoids the costly pre-mediation maneuvering that happens after suit is filed and avoids the animosity that often builds during depositions and motion practice that go on before mediation gets scheduled.
Choosing the right mediator, before or after suit is filed is the next big decision you have to make.
Thomas Chase is a certified mediator in Florida with years of experience dealing with personal injury disputes, land disputes, mortgage foreclosure, corporate disputes, HOA disputes, and employment issues. Mr. Chase is a highly-skilled professional with a proven record of success. His top priority is bringing reconciliation to disputed parties while adhering to strict ethical standards.
Thomas Chase’s unique code of excellence originates from neutrality, confidentiality, and firm integrity.
What is a Personal Injury Disputes Mediation?
Personal injury disputes mediation is an effective method of reaching a fair settlement regarding financial compensation because of wrongful actions of another person. The mediator (a third neutral person) seeks to bring reconciliation and peace between the conflicting parties and settle them through negotiations.
How Mortgage Foreclosure Disputes Works?
Mortgage foreclosure mediation works by bringing the borrower and lender together to resolve a dispute neutrally and confidentially. Stopping foreclosure in mediation is a time and cost-effective process.
Is HOA Disputes Mediation Mandatory in Florida?
Under Florida law, pre-suit mediation is mandatory in HOA disputes. It represents a unique opportunity to bring reconciliation in disputes between homeowners and homeowners associations.
What is Land Disputes Mediation?
Land disputes mediation is an effective method of settling disagreements between neighbors regarding various aspects of land use. Through negotiations facilitated by a neutral third person, mediation resolves disputes related to boundaries, encroachment, easements, and covenants.
Can a Corporate Commercial Disputes Mediation Preserve Business Relationship?
Resolving a corporate commercial dispute in mediation is a proven way to reach a mutually beneficial settlement and resume a successful business relationship. The focus of mediation is not on winning the case. Instead, mediation aims at overcoming disagreement to enable reconciliation between business partners.
What Are the Effects of Employment Disputes Mediation?
Mediation brings reconciliation and fair compensation in workplace disputes, restoring the professional and respectful relationship between an employer and an employee. In sexual harassment cases, the mediator will educate both the perpetrator and the victim about workplace sexual misconduct by pointing to the unacceptability of any sexual connotation in the employment environment.