amicable, cost-effective approach to dispute resolution


While sometimes litigation is the only way to settle a dispute, we are finding that, with increasing frequency, our clients are looking for a more amicable, cost-effective approach to dispute resolution. At Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP, we have a team of experienced attorneys offering mediation service to facilitate resolution for our clients.

In mediation, the mediator acts as a neutral party who facilitates a discussion between disputing parties and helps them come to a working agreement. Mediation works even if the parties cannot come to an agreement on their own, because the mediator facilitates the process, which helps the parties recognize their own self-interest in reaching an agreement.

Mediation allows the parties to retain more control over the process and outcome of their dispute, while avoiding the unnecessary costs, delays and emotional turmoil that are often associated with litigation.

Experienced Mediation Lawyers


When bringing a matter to mediation, it is critically important to work with an attorney-mediator who has legal knowledge and experience, not only in mediation but also in the substantive area of law in which your conflict is involved. Our Fort Wayne mediation lawyers are skilled mediators with experience in the law surrounding: 

  • Divorce
  • Personal injury
  • Extraordinary estate administration
  • Guardianship disputes
  • Business disputes

With more than 30 years of experience in these substantive areas of law, we help mediating parties spot when a potential agreement would not be valid or legal. This saves our clients time, money and unnecessary risk.