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Preparation and Negotiation Strategies for Mediation


Learn negotiation strategies and preparation tactics to utilize next time your case goes to mediation.

Negotiation of disputes, whether directly, with another party, state, or federal agency, judge, or with the use of a mediator, is highly prevalent today throughout the U.S. and around the globe. This topic presented by an experienced negotiator and mediator will give you the essential tools to negotiate any dispute and to be more effective and successful in representing your interests directly or in a more formal mediation or settlement conference. This material is critical and valuable to anyone with responsibility for negotiating and resolving disputes, charges, or litigation.



Michael W. Hawkins

Michael W. Hawkins

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

  • Partner, mediator, and arbitrator at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Cincinnati
  • Represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of claims before the EEOC, state fair employment practice agencies, and in state and federal court. He is an Arbitrator and Mediator on the American Arbitration Association Panels for Employment Law and Commercial. He has mediated hundreds of cases.
  • Argued NLRB v. Kentucky River Community Care and Humphries v. CBOCS in the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Selected by Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the best labor and employment lawyers and mediators/arbitrators in Ohio and Kentucky, and has been included in Who’s Who in Greater Cincinnati Law
  • J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, University of Kentucky School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 513-977-8270 or [email protected]

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