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Alternative Dispute Resolution


Mediation is a highly successful form of alternative dispute resolution frequently used to resolve conflicts pre-litigation or during the litigation process. Mediation is ultimately a non-coercive, voluntary resolution between parties.  The benefits include:

  • Earlier resolution of disputes
  • Significant reduction in legal fees and court costs
  • Client participation and involvement in the process
  • Relatively small investment of time to determine if parties can reach resolution

Richard Soble has been mediating cases for over twenty years and has successfully mediated over 1,500 cases during that time.  Mr. Soble has mediated a wide variety of cases throughout Michigan, including commercial disputes, professional malpractice cases, personal injury, no fault, and aviation accidents.  These include multi-party mediations arising out of both state court and federal court litigation.  

Matthew Krichbaum has been a certified mediator since 2005 in Michigan.  He has successfully mediated cases in Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, and Livingston counties, including no fault, breach of contract, tort, commercial dispute, and malpractice cases.  His hourly rate for mediation is $300.

We believe that well-informed parties are more likely to be able to resolve their disputes either through the mediation process or otherwise.  The following links serve as a resource to mediation generally and specific guides that may be useful to mediation participants or their lawyers:

Michigan’s Introductory Mediation Pamphlet 

Also, the award-winning blog offers current discussion about issues in mediation.


Richard Soble has also served as an arbitrator for a wide variety of disputes.  Mr. Soble only serves as a neutral arbitrator, and prefers to sit on all neutral arbitration panels.