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Is Mediation Right for You?

Mediation new jerseyIn addition to their practice devoted to the representation of employees and protection of employee rights,  Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch are frequently asked to serve as mediators by attorneys who practice in this area and need assistance in resolving their cases through mediation.   We believe the willlingness of attorneys from both sides of the employment bar to select us as their mediators demonstrates their respect for our knowledge of the law, our integrity, and our ability to resolve even the most contentious disputes.

We are able to schedule mediations in a timely fashion at a cost that makes mediation an attractive alternative to other forms of resolution, including protracted litigation.

New Jersey Mediation Attorneys Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch also serve regularly as approved mediators through the State of New Jersey Roster of Mediators for Civil, General Equity and Probate Case. They are members of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.



“The professional qualifications of Rich Schall and Patti Barasch in the field of employment law are beyond question. They have now taken their substantive knowledge and substantial experience as advocates and applied those talents to mediating employment law cases. In using them as mediators, I have found that their knowledge of both the substantive law and the practical ramifications in employment litigation, coupled with calm and professional demeanors, have made them among the very best mediators in employment cases that I have used.”
– Steven Suflas, Esq.

“Rich and Patty are knowledgeable, practical, efficient and effective. Knowing the law as well as they do, they can speak candidly to the parties about the issues and outcomes, and with their style, can win hearts and minds to ‘yes.’ Their years of experience lends these methods a credibility which is genuine.”
– Kevin Costello, Esq.

“Mr. Schall was able to settle the “unsettleable” case. By really listening to my clients and giving them the opportunity to voice their concerns, he effectively gave my clients their day in court. Mr. Schall was obviously well prepared for the mediation process, having a good understanding of the details of the respective parties’ positions. By honing in on the legal issues the respective parties faced, Mr. Schall brought both parties to a mutual meeting ground. Thank you for your diligence in bringing this difficult, emotionally charged matter to a successful conclusion.”
– Mary Williamson Chatten, Esq.

“I highly recommend Patricia Barasch as a mediator. She was extremely credible with both sides and effective in assisting counsel in resolving the case.” – Benjamin Folkman, Esq

Additional references provided upon request.

What Our Clients Say

Much gratitude to Schall & Barasch for outstanding representation in my Equal Pay Act case - for their willingness and courage to pursue justice against the State and its limitless resources. Their legal skills are unmatched. Besides an expert knowledge of employment law, they have the fortitude and determination required for years of intense litigation. Richard and Patricia remain unwavering and always professional in the face of highly contentious litigation.

Theresa Hubal

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