The focus of Laurence Steffan’s practice is providing mediation services to clients throughout the Bay Area. Many of the individuals that seek him out to act as a mediator are other attorneys – both plaintiff’s and defendant’s – who are looking for an impartial, knowledgeable, and highly respected individual to aid in the resolution of their clients’ cases.
As an attorney and mediator with more than 35 years of experience in Bay Area Superior Courts, Laurence Steffan is a strong advocate for his clients without being adversarial and without inflaming the strong emotions that arise in disputes. As a mediator located in Alameda, he helps the parties to hear each other, bridge their differences, and arrive at an agreement that works for both of them.
There are many good reasons to mediate rather than litigate.
- Avoid going to court
- Save money
- Resolve disputes amicably
- Avoid unpredictable results
- Promote effective relationships
Mr. Steffan strongly believes that a mediator becomes involved in a case in order to help the parties reach a satisfactory and final conclusion and therefore commits himself to the matter at hand until it is resolved.