- What are the
Benefits of Mediation?
Confidential: The mediation
sessions are entirely confidential. This means the details of
what is said, proposed, negotiated or offered between the parties
during mediation proceedings cannot be used as evidence in a
future court proceeding.
Cost Effective: Even
“minor” disputes and litigation matters are likely to cost thousands,
if not tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, there is
a mental, emotional, and even a physical toll that litigation
indelibly leaves on its participants. All of these costs can
be saved by resolving your dispute through mediation.
Control of Outcome:
Rather than leaving the outcome of your dispute in the hands
of a judge or jury, you determine the resolution. Mediation
provides you with a unique opportunity to craft your own resolution
to the dispute using a 3rd party neutral-the mediator- who works
tirelessly with the other party or parties to facilitate negotiations,
resolve conflict and ultimately help all sides arrive at settlement.
Don’t Delay- Settle Your Dispute Now!
Mr. Peterson is available as a private mediator to work with
you and the other parties to resolve your dispute, whether it
is in litigation or is a pre-litigation matter. If you have
any questions or wish to schedule a mediation with Mr. Peterson,
please call his office at (805) 591-7161.
- Attorney Services:
Even though disputes are best resolved by mediation, Brent Peterson
Law does assist clients with attorney representation in select
family law and real property disputes, including landlord/tenant
matters. However, Brent Peterson’s representation comes with
a conflict resolution mindset and goal of settlement before
trial. Thus, in representing a client in any civil or family
law litigation matter, Mr. Peterson will first seek out solutions
for his clients that seek to resolve disputes outside of court
hearings and trials wherever possible. Mr. Peterson also assist
clients in transactional matters, including estate planning
- About Brent D. Peterson, Attorney
and Mediator: - Brent
received his university education at UC San Diego, where he
graduated in the top 10% of his class with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in French Literature. Brent later earned the degree of
Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 2005 and
began practicing law that same year. In 2018, Brent returned
to law school at USC’s Gould School of Law, after being accepted
into their LLM program to focus on Alternate Dispute Resolution.
There, Brent was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Academic Merit
Scholarship allowing him to focus his post Juris Doctor studies
on conflict resolution, especially in litigated matters. While
pursuing his LLM degree, Brent received a post-doctoral Graduate
Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution after more than
500 hours of course work and clinical work through USC. Brent
also worked as a mediator in the Los Angeles Superior Court
through USC’s partnership with the Center for Conflict Resolution,
settling several cases prior to receiving his LLM degree (with
ADR specialization) in December of 2020. Brent serves as a private
mediator, in both civil and family law matters, as he continues
to conduct private mediation sessions each month.