Ashley Applewhite is a Travis County mediator for civil cases. Having handled her own docket of cases in active litigation for over 15 years, she has experience on both the plaintiff and defense side of the docket in civil litigation, giving her unique insight into how to value claims, how to work toward a productive resolution, and how to ensure every voice is heard. Ashley promotes ethical cooperation and communication among the parties by educating them, explaining the process, and encouraging the parties to be reasonable.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a confidential process used to resolve disputes amicably. It serves as an intervention in a dispute or lawsuit in order to resolve it. As an impartial mediator, Ashley Applewhite will direct the process and facilitate communication between the parties in an effort to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution. The main purpose of mediation is to find areas where the parties can agree and work from there to reach an ultimate solution.
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What happens in mediation?
As the mediator, Ashley will welcome the participants and explain the mediation process, her role in the process, and the rules of mediation. This usually happens jointly. The participants will then caucus separately to present the issues they seek to resolve, their goals for mediation, and begin the process of negotiating toward a mutual resolution. The mediator will attempt to bring opposing interests together by defining the important issues and eliminating obstacles while moderating and guiding the process to prevent fights and avoid a breakdown of resolution efforts. During this time, the mediator will ask each party questions as well; however, the mediator cannot tell each other side what the other has said and must keep all conversations confidential, unless otherwise agreed. If the parties reach an agreement and sign it, it can be enforceable as a binding legal contract.
What types of cases does Ashley Applewhite mediate?
Ashley Applewhite is actively mediating the following types of cases in Austin, Texas:
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Insurance Coverage
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Consumer Protection
- Construction Defects
Contact Ashley Applewhite to Schedule A Mediation
Mediation works well when it’s run by a mediator with experience working on both sides of the docket who presents realistic and feasible solutions to the parties involved. It can be far more economical than a trial and resolve disputes much more quickly and economically when it is successful. If you would like to work with Ashley as your mediator, contact us today to schedule a mediation.