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Personal Injury Mediation

Personal injury mediation with MWI allows counsel and clients to trade hope for certainty. Clients hope a judge or jury will award them a settlement but that is often not the case. Mediation allows for certainty. Counsel and clients can reach agreement with the other side skipping the risk of trial.


Mediation

Mediation is a process in which parties agree to work together, with the assistance of a trained neutral, to explore their respective interests and generate options for resolving their dispute. The mediator helps to facilitate communication and allows both sides to be heard.

Benefits of personal injury mediation with MWI include:

  • High Success Rate
  • Convenience
  • Fast Scheduling
  • Self-Determined Outcome
  • Experienced Mediation Provider

During COVID-19, mediation services are available via video. Contact MWI’s Director of Mediation Services, Josh Hoch to learn more at 617-895-4028 or jhoch@mwi.org.


Personal Injury Mediations

  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Drug Injury
  • Injuries from DUI
  • Transportation
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Trucking
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorist Insurance claims
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Slip and Fall
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • And more.

Massachusetts Personal Injury Mediators

  • Jim Grumbach
    Jim Grumbach
  • Christopher Kauders
    Christopher Kauders
  • Maureen Reilly
    Maureen Reilly
  • Anthony C. Adamopoulos
    Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Jim Grumbach

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Mediating Personal Injury Cases with MWI
Case Manager: Josh Hoch –  617-895-4028 | jhoch@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Jim Grumbach is personal injury mediator with MWI. Jim has extensive experience serving as a mediator, arbitrator, case evaluator, hearing officer, and discovery master, with various court-annexed and private panels and on a private basis.


Focus Areas

  • Personal injury claims
  • Medical and other professional malpractice
  • Discrimination claims
  • Insurance disputes
  • Construction claims
  • Internal corporate/partnership disputes
  • Loan workouts
  • Product liability
  • Lead paint
  • Mass torts
  • Professional liability

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Jim has served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and a member (and current chairman) of the Town of Wayland Zoning Board of Appeals and Economic Development Committee.
  • Chaired or presented at numerous seminars, and participated in trainings, sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Jim has been a member of various professional organizations, including the MBA, American Association for Justice, MATA, Association for Conflict Resolution, American Board of Trial Advocates (Massachusetts chapter) and Frank Murray Inn of Courts.
  • Him has written articles and authored portions of books and chapters on legal and ADR matters.

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Frequent panelist and lecturer on topics involving mediation theory and effective practice.
  • Presenter on MCLE’s “60 Minute Lawyer” cassette series – 1994.
  • Presenter: MCLE  “Personal Injury Basics”.
  • Served as Chair of the ADR Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the Boston Bar Association.
  • Serves on the Steering Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section and as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association.
  • Past co-chair of BBA seminar “Gender Issues in ADR and Trial.
  • Past Chair of Boston Bar Association seminar “Maximizing Your Effectiveness In Mediation” and participant in BBA seminar on corporate compliance and resolving disability claims.

Background and Education

  • B.A.in Art History from Yale
  • J.D. from Boston University School of Law

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Christopher Kauders

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Mediating Personal Injury Cases with MWI
Case Manager: Josh Hoch –  617-895-4028 | jhoch@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Chris Kauders is a mediator and arbitrator with MWI, handling personal injury matters. He is considered one of the region’s most experienced and effective mediators and arbitrators having settled thousands of disputes involving practice areas including: Chapter 93A, disability, discrimination, divorce (Rule 8 certified), health care, insurance coverage, legal and other professional malpractice, personal injury, real property, and tort.


Focus Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Insurance coverage
  • Toxic Tort
  • Disability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Law and Regulation
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Appointed by Mass. Attorney General’s Office and several Fortune 500 companies to resolve consumer class actions
  • Serves as a neutral on serval ADR Panels
  • In addition to mediation, Chris provides arbitration, case evaluation, conciliation, mediation/arbitration, mini-trial and mock jury trial.

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Frequent panelist and lecturer on topics involving mediation theory and effective practice.
  • Presenter on MCLE’s “60 Minute Lawyer” cassette series – 1994.
  • Presenter: MCLE  “Personal Injury Basics”.
  • Served as Chair of the ADR Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the Boston Bar Association.
  • Serves on the Steering Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section and as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association.
  • Past co-chair of BBA seminar “Gender Issues in ADR and Trial.
  • Past Chair of Boston Bar Association seminar “Maximizing Your Effectiveness In Mediation” and participant in BBA seminar on corporate compliance and resolving disability claims.

Background and Education

  • Massachusetts Bar Admitted: 1981

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Maureen Reilly

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Mediating Personal Injury Matters with MWI
Case Manager: Josh Hoch, 617-895-4028 | jhoch@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Maureen Reilly, Esq., is a personal injury mediator with MWI. She has been an active mediator since 2009. Her work as an attorney and as a mediator has involved personal injury cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to serving as a mediator, Maureen has represented hundreds of clients in personal injury matters at trial and at mediation. Maureen is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Siena College.  She is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and currently sits on the Dispute Resolution panel.


Focus Areas

Mediation for cases involving:

  • Products liability
  • Premises liability
  • Lead Paint
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Burn Victims
  • Toxic Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Construction Accidents
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Slip & Fall
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Head Injuries

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • CLE Instructor – Deposition Workshop
  • CLE Instructor – Premises Liability Defense
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Council
  • Committee on Civility
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • New York Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • United State District Court Bar, Southern District of New York, 2014
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
  • New York State Bar, 1995
  • United States District Court Bar, District of Massachusetts. 1990
  • Massachusetts State Bar, 1990

Background and Education

  • Trained Mediator, 2009
  • Boston University School of Law, 1989
  • Siena College, 1984 – Magna Cum Laude

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Anthony C. Adamopoulos
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Mediating and Arbitrating Personal Injury cases with MWI
Case Manager: Josh Hoch 617-895-4028 | jhoch@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Anthony is an experienced mediator and arbitrator who now mediates personal injury matters with MWI. As a mediation process expert, for each case Anthony determines the unique needs of a client or clients, and then tailor a process for positive resolution.


Focus Areas

  • Personal injury mediation
  • Personal injury arbitration
  • Automobile accidents
  • Injuries by defective products
  • Workers compensation
  • Wrongful death claims arising out of construction
  • Lead paint
  • Negligence

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • As a Judicial Adjunct – Conducted an automobile accident “trial” before a 6 person Essex Superior Court “Jury” after the “trial” the civil matter was resolved
  • Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court – Board of Directors & Judge Abber Counsel Assisted Negotiation Program Negotiator & Co-coordinator for Essex County
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council – Co-Founder
  • Senior Partners for Justice – Member and Volunteer Attorney through Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Massachusetts Bar Association – Family Law Section and Mentor Program
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • Essex Bar Association – Former Executive Board Member
  • Salem Bar Association – Member
  • The Divorce Center – Guest Speaker

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • What Mediators Should Know About Arbitration – Co-developer of program concept and panel member for program
  • Trainer, Senior Partners for Justice
  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association, Since you Asked – a candid discussion of what judges don’t like to see or hear in presentations
  • Guest Lecturer, Arbitration and Mediation DOs and DON’Ts Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
  • Panelist, Training Program, Essex County Superior Court Conciliator Program
  • Panelist, Seminar on ADR, Massachusetts Bar Association – Civil Litigation Section

Background and Education

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forum, Chicago
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and American Arbitration Association – International Arbitration Training Course Boston, MA
  • Harvard University Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, D.C. – Advanced Mediation Training
  • American Arbitration Association -Intermediate Construction Arbitration Training
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., Law
  • Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science

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About MWI

Since 1994, Mediation Works Inc (MWI) has been dedicated to helping clients reach agreement without the risk for trial. MWI’s staff, neutrals and trainers strive to:

  • Be professional and responsive;
  • Exceed expectations;
  • Collaborate – with clients, colleagues, and with each other; and
  • Respect our clients and their concerns.

For More Information

Contact a Case Manager for more information:

Diana Chiang MediatorDiana Chiang
Manager of Commercial & Corporate Programs

617-895-4029 or dchiang@mwi.org

 

Josh Hoch

Josh Hoch
Director of Mediation Services

617-895-4028 or jhoch@mwi.org