Mediation does not require a lawyer; in fact part of the advantage of mediation is the lack of a lawyer and the corresponding legal fees. However, you may want to hire a lawyer to consult and offer advice during the mediation which is substantially less expensive than hiring a lawyer to litigate your case. Also, a lawyer should generally be consulted to discuss the consequences of the mediation and any settlement agreement.
Laura Ouin is a dedicated Business Development Professional and Mediator who is infinitely passionate about serving people. Currently based in Dallas, Texas, she is the Principal, Mediator, and Business Development Specialist of Third Coast Mediation. To date, she has garnered nearly 20 years of direct experience in the business development, mediation, technology, and marketing specialty areas.