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Our attorneys draw upon their diverse backgrounds to provide strategic and creative solutions to complex legal problems. Our diversity includes backgrounds in engineering and business to political science, education, mathematics, insurance and journalism. As trial lawyers, we have nearly 100 years of combined legal experience. We thoroughly analyze each and every detail to craft solid legal strategies that are aimed at results - while remaining well-grounded in the law. Our attention to detail has helped not only to achieve results, but also to shape and define the law. 

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Mediation Services with a Guarantee

Many litigators and trial attorneys believe that they can be mediators.  Some are successful, and others struggle. Just because an attorney is a good litigator does not automatically create a good mediator.  A good litigator may need mediation training to be a good neutral problem solver for others.  John H. Phillips has proven that he is a good litigator.  Now, he is offering to assist you with getting your case settled. John H. Phillips has volunteered as a mediator through the Hamilton County Courthouse and helped many cases get settled.  He also helped his clients who chose to go to mediation and participated as the client’s legal counsel, so he was familiar with the process of mediation. Some of the mediations in which John H. Phillips participated were successful, and others were not.  Often, the difference was the quality of the mediator.

John H. Phillips wanted to be a good mediator, not just another mediator.  So, he applied, was accepted, and enrolled in the Harvard Law School’s mediation training program.  The goal of the Harvard Mediation Training is to teach a neutral third party to help disputants come to consensus on their own. Rather than imposing a solution, a Harvard trained mediator works with the conflicting sides to explore the underlying interests beneath their positions. The Harvard Program offers a number of mediation techniques to develop mediation skills and to improve conflict management skills. John H. Phillips now has the practical skills and techniques for facilitating negotiations between disputing parties. If you have a case you want to settle, and you want a cost effective way to explore settlement, contact John H. Phillips to see if your case would qualify for mediation.

John H. Phillips guarantees that your case will settle, or you do not have to pay.  Here is how the guarantee works.  The mediation fee is $2500 for two parties, paid up front.  Additional parties in the dispute may require additional fees, if needed and appropriate. After the fee is paid, each side will be asked to submit a confidential written position statement on the case.  The statement should include a factual background, a statement of any legal theories to be considered, and a discussion on what damages and defenses you anticipate being presented at trial.  Then the parties set down with John H. Phillips and mediate face to face.

At the mediation, John H. Phillips will meet with you and your client, and without revealing anything in your mediation statement that you wish to be kept confidential, he will use his years of practice as a litigator, and his formal mediation training to help you settle your case.  But, what happens if you do not settle your case?  John H. Phillips does not give up on your case.  He will continue to communicate with you, and work towards getting the parties to find a settlement that works.  If the parties do not settle and go to trial instead, your money is refunded; it is that simple.  To get your refund, simply send John H. Phillips a copy of the judgment entry from court on your case.  John H. Phillips is committed to help you settle, and he refunds your money if you do not.