Gene Welch was invited by all of the judges in the Western District of New York to serve as the Certified Federal Court Mediator. This means the Federal Judges in the Western District of New York have him do the mandatory mediations required by the Federal Court rules.

But he can also take on private mediations for you and your attorney. These private mediations can be kept confidential from the public and from other possible adversaries.

Mediation is quicker than full blown litigation. Full adversarial ligation includes expensive and intrusive discovery disputes, sitting through lengthy and expensive depositions and answering interrogatories and paying attorneys for motion practice and Summary Judgement motions and trials and seemingly endless appeals.

Mediation is quicker and much less expensive than full blown litigation. More importantly, in mediation the issues are decided by you, the parties involved, not some judge or jury. Gene Welch has been litigating since 1971 in both Federal and State Courts and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is able to put his skills and experience to work for you helping lead the discussions. He does not make the decisions for you but helps steer the talks towards a mutually accepted resolution so you can put the dispute behind you.

The parties pick the mediator and then work with the mediator to reach a settlement.  This mediation process allows the parties to have complete control over the outcome without the risk that a judge or jury might rule against a party. Mediation is informal, there are no rules of evidence, and you can quickly get to the end without it being “the Bitter End.”

You have the ability to shape the outcome and accept it or reject it if not satisfactory to you.

Contact our experienced mediation attorneys today. Call Tully Rinckey at 585-492-4700 to schedule your consultation.

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When you choose Tully Rinckey PLLC, you aren’t just assigned an attorney. Your legal matter will be cared for by our entire legal team and support staff. With offices throughout the country, coast to coast, we make sure you receive legal counsel and representation you can trust. A number of the partners in our firm have earned the highest possible ratings for their exceptional legal ability and high ethical standards, including the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and top ratings from Avvo, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned law firm founded by military veterans Mathew B. Tully and Greg T. Rinckey, and now employs attorneys who are veterans of the Armed Forces. The military ranks and roles of our attorneys range from a Brigadier General, former Judge Advocates of all Officer ranks, and attorneys who have served as enlisted and Non-Commissioned Officers. The principles of the U.S. military carry over into how we operate our firm. These include leadership, character, technical and tactical proficiency, strong communication skills, seeking and taking responsibility, understanding assignments, choosing the right people for the job, and teamwork.

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