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Harley Associates Mediation has experience in the settlement of medical malpractice, osteopathic malpractice, chiropractic malpractice, podiatric malpractice, dental malpractice and legal malpractice cases. It is experienced as well in products liability and nursing home liability cases. It handles the whole range of personal injury claims as well as the settlement of commercial litigation. Harley Associates has been called upon to settle disputes arising out of law firm breakups.

What Is Mediation?

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Mediation is a method of dispute resolution in which the parties and their attorneys negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement of their differences with the assistance of a trained and experienced neutral intermediary. Resolution of a dispute through mediation obviates the risks and uncertainties of a jury trial while substantially reducing the transaction costs of litigation. Trials typically have winners and losers. Mediated settlements have no losers.

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The Mediator Bob Harley

Robert Harley is the principal mediator for Harley Mediation. Bob was a trial lawyer and litigator for thirty-five years and has an international reputation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases both in the United States and abroad. For over a decade he has used that experience exclusively in assisting in the negotiated resolution of the most complex and intricate disputes, as well as more simple ones.

The Boston Globe said of Bob Harley that he is "a superb lawyer with excellent trial skills...praised by colleagues for efficiency and thoroughness" The Globe also described him as a "master communicator able to convey complex medical and legal information in a clear, understandable way."

Bob is a contributing author and co-author of four legal textbooks. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in professional journals. He lectures and teaches for continuing legal education programs sponsored by bar associations and legal journals in the United States and abroad. He has most recently been asked to lecture at CLE programs in Mediation sponsored by Hofstra Law School and the New York City Bar Association. He has been an expert commentator for ABC, CNBC, CourtTV and NewsTalk TV. He is also part of a malpractice case mediation initiative sponsored by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

With Bob Harley, Harley Mediation offers lawyers and their clients the rare opportunity to have their dispute mediated by someone who has had nearly 50 years of hands-on intimate experience with every aspect of litigation.