Overcoming an impasse between parties requires the mediator to have a keen understanding of the cause of the dispute, and then the patience, persistence, appropriate interpersonal skills and creativity to find an avenue for resolution. Whatever the subject of the dispute, Ms. Selleck will skillfully and relentlessly work with the parties toward a settlement.
With more than 30 years as a prior litigator, Ms. Selleck has the experience to promote the efficient resolution of complex civil disputes. Her approach is flexible, depending on the nature of the case and the parties involved. Different types of cases require different approaches by the mediator. Complex cases are frequently made up of a number of smaller, multi-faceted elements that require the mediator to help the parties resolve in order to orchestrate a resolution of the whole. In some cases, addressing the human element may be equally, if not more important than the factual and legal arguments of the parties. Ms. Selleck effectively balances the needs of the case and of the parties in moving toward a settlement.
Ms. Selleck has a unique appreciation of the factors that motivate settlement of disputes in first party property insurance, bad faith and subrogation cases, which provides added value to the settlement process in those types of cases. Additionally, her broad mediation experience has also included disputes involving employment, discrimination, commercial contracts, landlord-tenant; HOA’s, tort claims, premises liability, property damage/theft; construction deficiencies, consumer and business disputes, and property owner disputes, among others.