Richard S. Weil
Attorney - Mediator
Disputes and conflicts are facts of life. When people are unable to resolve their differences, they often file lawsuits, and the expensive, time-consuming and unpredictable process of litigation begins.
Mediation is a sensible alternative. It gives adversaries an opportunity to get together and see whether early resolution is possible. It allows parties to address the issues that are important to them and to control the outcome. It is generally faster and less expensive than litigation. Most often, it works, producing settlements that benefit everyone.
As a lawyer and a mediator, Richard Weil has a deserved reputation for resolving disputes effectively and efficiently. His 43 years’ experience as a litigator and transactional attorney and his two decades of ADR service give him a breadth of legal knowledge and an understanding of the human factors that underlie many conflicts. He is patient, persistent, creative and well-prepared. He is able to put people at ease and to understand and convey different points of view. Mr. Weil helps parties explore their cases’ strengths and weaknesses and assess the risks and costs of continued litigation. Above all, he is committed to helping parties resolve their disputes.
Mr. Weil recently organized and conducted a survey of New York litigators’ views on mediation for the State and City Bar Associations. To read the survey report, “Mediation: Through the Eyes of New York Litigators,” which Mr. Weil wrote, click here.