ADR Ohio LLC., Alternative Dispute and Resolution services.

At ADR Ohio, nationally recognized and certified mediator Michael Lynch, offers highly successful conflict management and coaching strategies to address disputes involving employment, family, business and contracts. Now associated with ADR Ohio, Michael offers convenient hours and locations throughout Ohio and other states for his services.

Situations where Mediation works...

Employment Conflict
John has worked for his employer for 3 years and has received favorable reviews and promotions. John’s boss just informed John he needs to transfer to another state to keep his job. John’s original offer letter promised otherwise. Before John considers legal action, John and his employer want to explore options. A mediation session can assist both sides to understand the issues and to explore options to resolve this dispute, while preserving the relationship.

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Family Conflict
Denise and Steve’s marriage is not working. Hostile arguments and increased anxiety is causing their son Josh much discomfort. Before their communications stop and lawyers get involved, Denise has suggested they try to work at some resolution plans. A skillfully led mediation session can provide framework for Denise and Steve to work with while exploring separation or divorce options.

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Business Conflict
Three brothers operate the family business. Its a tug-of-war, as many disagreements over the companies direction and future are occurring. This is disruptive to the success of the business. A non-binding, but facilitated mediation session can assist the brothers to define interest, issues, options and agree upon simple steps to improve communication and the leadership of the business.

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Contracts Conflict
Estes Laundry Co., has had a long term (6 years) relationship with a local dry cleaning supplier, where prices and delivery schedule have been the same for years. The supplier wants to change prices and delivery schedule. No one can find a written contract or agreement. Both sides are at a stand-off. Getting both parties to sit down and discuss a series of topics can assist them to find a mutually agreeable solution for today and the future.

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"Michael Lynch, as I have observed, is a skilled and innovative facilitator who assists in resolving disputes. He listens and helps the parties understand the issues and their options. He has a non-adversarial approach that works! I recommend him."
-David B, Miami

"I have been involved in dozens of mediations with Michael. His creative problem solving abilities cut through obstacles. Both sides will appreciate Michaels guidance towards reaching agreements."
-Diane D, Detroit

What to Expect from ADR Ohio Mediation Services?
Mediation can be a voluntary, collaborative and guided process for resolving disputes.

A neutral facilitator can assist two or more parties to identify the real issues, discuss acceptable solutions, overcome barriers and reach mutually acceptable solutions.

A Mediation session provides an opportunity to explore issues, concerns, perspectives and individual interests. In contrast, heated debates and emotional arguments during ongoing disputes often mask the real problems and the conflict continues and escalates.

Michael Lynch is a skilled and certified mediator with experience in providing a process for all involved parties to address issues, interests, options and solutions. Michael will meet individually with the parties to gain deeper insight into the situation, then Michael will bring the parties together for a facilitated dialogue with clear steps towards resolution. The parties in the dispute personally participate and represent their own perspectives in a non-threatening setting. Expect to spend a minimum of (3)three hours committed to the Mediation session.

A Mediation is confidential, does not require attorneys, and is non-binding unless the parties voluntarily agree to a resolution. Resolutions can be documented in a written statement of understanding. Of course, either party can bring attorneys or other professionals if they desire to assist in the process.