Litigation and Mediation



Mediation is a process where an impartial third-party attempts to resolve a dispute between two or more parties. Mediation is attractive because it is less expensive than going to court and carries lower risk. Additionally, mediation offers fast resolutions and tends to provide a more favourable outcome for both parties. It also does not preclude future litigation.

Gartner & Associates has successfully mediated numerous animal related disputes, some in just a couple hours.


Although Gartner & Associates focuses on Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as Mediation, litigation can be a suitable option for settling your dispute. Litigation is the process of bringing a legal action in court.

Benefits include: enforceable court orders, impartial decision-makers, potentially higher monetary awards and judgments, precedents, and public accountability.

Gartner & Associates has the expertise and experience to help you determine if litigation is the most appropriate manner in which to settle your dispute. In the event settlement is improbable or opposing parties are unwilling to attend mandatory mediation settlement conferences, Gartner & Associates can draft statements of claims; however, we will not conduct trials.



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Animal Law has many aspects. The links below lead to discussions of common issues and of the expertise Gartner & Associates can offer you if you are facing such issues.

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