“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Negotiation and discussion are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development.”
Settlement counsel are civil litigation, employment law or family law lawyers who focus exclusively on resolving a client’s dispute through negotiation, as opposed to preparing it for court. They are sometimes referred to as ‘Dispute Resolution Lawyers’. Settlement counsel are well-versed in the law and the civil or family litigation process. However, their expertise is in resolving conflict without court intervention whenever and wherever possible to save a client time, risk, stress and money.
Settlement Counsel take a ‘big picture’, problem-solving approach to a dispute in which legal rights are important — but a client’s other needs and interests are also given weight. At the same time, they are realistic. Therefore, settlement counsel at Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP (who are former litigators) will often work together on a case with our firm’s other civil litigation or family lawyers – or with outside counsel — who continue to prosecute the case and see it through to trial, if necessary. All the while, settlement counsel explore every opportunity to resolve a case. We believe that this focused, team approach is the most efficient way to help a client faced with a legal dispute.
The Settlement Counsel concept is growing in popularity and is receiving wider publicity. In 2017, an article co-written by Mitchell Rose of SGRLLP entitled Two Heads Are Bigger Than One: A Settlement Counsel Primer appeared in The Advocates’ Quarterly, a prestigious civil litigation journal.
If you are interested in learning more or working with our settlement counsel, please contact:
Mitchell Rose, for civil disputes and employment law matters.
Eric Gossin, for family law matters.
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