What is mediation?
Mediation is a structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. Parties are encouraged to actively participate in the process.
Most attorneys perform mediations part-time, in addition to their law practice. I don’t practice law. I focus exclusively on mediations. Mediations are my practice. They are what I love. And, because I don’t practice law, I can concentrate on facilitating the best possible resolution for each case I mediate in the state of Alabama.
No matter the location of the mediation. Without charging travel costs.
About Philip Reich
Upon graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law, Philip joined a small firm and engaged in the practice of law for 15 years with a focus on litigation before being elected as Presiding Circuit Judge in Lawrence County, Alabama in 1988. He served as Presiding Circuit Judge for 20 years, during which time he was elected as a member of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association Board of Directors and served as President of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association. As a Presiding Circuit Judge, Philip presided over more than 25,000 cases including over 500 jury trials.
Upon retiring from the bench in 2009, Philip began practicing as a registered mediator with the State of Alabama. He has since mediated over 250 civil, domestic and appellate cases, involving partnerships, corporations, construction claims, real estate disputes, estate and will contests, products liability, personal injury, workers' compensation, original divorce actions, positions for modifications, and contempt.
Thriving in the
Based on a successful law school course, Thriving in the Legal Profession is designed for use as a course book, as a supplement in ongoing related courses such as legal professions or law office practice, and as a resource for law school auxiliary programs such as Career Services, Student Support, and Financial Aid and Counseling. Law students and lawyers are encouraged to base their careers on “Three Pillars of Success”: Economics, Finance and Emotional Intelligence.
Philip Reich co-authored the book with Pamela Bucy Pierson and Kenneth Minturn and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Alabama School of Law.