Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law

Most legal cases don't actually go all the way to a trial. Instead, cases are settled through mediation or collaboration, or decided in an arbitration -- almost always for a much lower cost than continuing to fight. Learn about all three of these options for resolving conflict and make educated decisions about your case.

Legal Services


General Civil Practice
A general civil law practice is geared toward helping individuals and businesses who do not have in-house counsel with a wide range of legal matters.  Transactional work involves preparing and reviewing legal documents.  Civil litigation occurs when a legal dispute arises between two or more parties and they seek money damages or specific performance, rather than criminal sanctions. Liz Gillham has successfully represented parties in civil transactional work, and litigation including trials, hearings, and mediations before federal, state and appellate courts.

Personal Injury
Liz Gillham represents a new approach to the handling of personal injury cases and is dedicated to giving her clients the best representation for each of the wide variety of possible injuries and claims which fall under the ambit of the general title of Personal Injury.  These cases include vehicular accidents, premises liability claims, dog bites, negligent security, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice claims, and nursing home abuse.

Family Law
Family law or domestic relations law is the name given to the branch of civil law that includes the legal relationships among family members, including husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, children, and domestic partners. Liz Gillham handles family law and domestic relations cases such as child custody, visitation rights, divorce, marital property rights, support obligations, and paternity.


Business Litigation
Business decisions you make every day may lead to disputes and lawsuits with vendors, customers, distributors and partners. Civil litigation, such as breach of contract lawsuits, lease disputes, and commercial disputes are an unfortunate part of operating a successful business. When your business becomes involved in a litigation matter or partnership dispute, you can rely on the litigation experience of Liz Gillham to help.

Please feel free to contact our office with questions about any legal matter, even if it is not specifically addressed above.  If for some reason we do not handle that area of  law, we have an extensive referral network that can point you in the right direction to get the quality legal advice you need.


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Mediation Services

  • Mediation has 3 primary goals:

    1. Save client’s time
    2. Save client’s money
    3. Have clients control the outcome of their case in a way that is beneficial to them


Legal Services

  • General Civil Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Business Litigation