An Introduction to Heywood Mediation & Arbitration Services

All cases are resolved either through a result imposed on the litigants by the judicial system or by a resolution crafted by the parties themselves with the assistance of a skilled mediator. Negotiated settlements are superior in that the interests and needs of the parties can be better addressed. Creative resolutions not available through the courts can be crafted leading to a high degree of satisfaction for all participants in the mediation process.

Mediation offers an expeditious, satisfying and cost-effective method to settle disputes without the hazards, delays, and costs of additional litigation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, guiding the parties to a mutually satisfactory disposition. In arbitration the arbitrator acts as a judge deciding contested issues based on evidence submitted by the parties.

Robert Heywood provides mediation, arbitration, case management, early neutral evaluation, special master, and discovery referee services throughout California in workers’ compensation, personal injury, insurance, professional negligence and employment matters.

Robert has extensive mediation training in California and at Harvard Law School. He has successfully helped parties resolve hundreds of cases through mediation. Prior to establishing his mediation practice, he was an accomplished trial attorney litigating cases throughout California both in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level.

You will find additional information on Robert’s background on this website.