Gina Pearson has almost twenty years’ experience litigating on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in Alabama’s state and federal courts, as well as advocating for her litigation clients in mediation. Gina understands the needs of both plaintiffs and defendants in mediation because she has sat on both sides of the table representing her own clients.
why use mediation
Mediation works. According to the American Arbitration Association, over 85% of all mediations result in a settlement. Mediation is different than the parties’ attorneys negotiating directly with one another. Attorneys are sometimes more interested in posturing and hard bargaining than in resolving disputes. In contrast, a mediator's job is to keep the parties focused on exploring fruitful avenues to settlement and resolution of the dispute. Mediation gives the parties control of the outcome, eliminates the risk of litigation, and gives all parties relief from further legal fees and unpredictable results.
Gina Pearson has extensive experience defending hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians in medical malpractice and wrongful death actions, as well as in regulatory compliance challenges. She has also focused her practice in advocating for the rights of employees in the workplace. Her employment practice includes employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employee rights under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.