mediation is a confidential process

Mediation is 100% confidential and one of the most attractive qualities to this process. Litigation, on the other hand, is a an open forum and part of public record. (please click here to learn more about mediation…)

All information will be held in confidence and any notes made during the process will be destroyed at completion of the session. Any discovery, contracts, interrogatories, etc. submitted in pre-mediation will be returned to their rightful owners as well. Nothing said is admissible in court and the mediator cannot be called as a witness. If a settlement is reached, an MSA (Mediation Settlement Agreement) will be drafted by the Mediator (or by an attorney present at mediation) for approval by all parties.

Laura Dawn Ouin is the founder of Third Coast Mediation & Communication in Dallas, Texas, and is passionate about conflict resolution in all forms. Equipped with over 20 years of experience in business development, conflict resolution and communication development, she facilitates solutions through strategic mediations as well as developing written communication for web, press releases, and media distribution. When it is critical that your audience needs to understand your message, Laura Dawn helps you be heard.