Mediation Services

Robert Hamilton is an effective mediator who listens to all parties, reconciles their differences, and leads parties towards settlement. When the mediation is completed, all participants depart knowing that their dispute was handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

Having successfully mediated hundreds of cases involving dental malpractice, construction defect and personal injury matters, Mr. Hamilton is capable to mediate your dispute. He knows how to efficiently resolve differences.

More than a slogan, Negotiation, Reconciliation and Resolution is a successful procedure.

Mediation works because all parties come together to negotiate their dispute with a neutral mediator who thoroughly understands the issues, using a level playing field to find common sense solutions. Employing creativity, experience and perspective, Mr. Hamilton insures that all relevant issues are fully discussed to attain the parties stated goals.

Because disputes can sometimes become bogged down in arguments about details, Mr. Hamilton identifies the controlling issues and guides the parties on a neutral path towards reconciliation. He helps the parties recognize and analyze their potential risks and rewards from continued conflict, while assisting them in developing broader perspectives that often lead to acceptable settlement agreements.

The most important goal to any mediation is achieving amenable resolution of the dispute at hand. Mr. Hamilton does everything necessary to create an atmosphere where satisfactory resolution is his main objective. Whether the mediation takes one day, one week or longer, the goal is always the same—come to an agreeable resolution to the satisfaction of all parties.


Michael Marx offers nearly 40 years of litigation experience as well as more than 12 years of dispute resolution and mediation experience as a private mediator and as a Settlement Conference Officer for the San Francisco Superior Court as well as the Alameda and Contra Costa Superior Courts. He provides an alternative to the retired-judge mediation services.

Mr. Marx has represented architects, engineers, design-builders, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in construction claims involving commercial, residential, educational and public works projects. Through that experience, he has addressed most of the types of disputes that arise in construction projects.

Mr. Marx has litigated and resolved disputes between and among businesses and individuals in all aspects of their operations and has particular experience regarding breach of contract disputes, business ownership and management issues, and real property disputes.

He remains current as to the construction field, as to evolving issues for businesses and as to the development of emerging markets by continually studying the rapidly changing legal and social issues, and evolving business opportunities.

This level of knowledge and experience serves to help resolve disputes among those operating at all levels of the business and construction community, as well as in emerging markets, to assist in avoiding litigation and in resolving disputes through facilitated negotiation among those businesses’ principals.


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