Mediation Services

Experienced Civil Mediation Lawyers with an Impressive Track Record

The goal of mediation is to settle a legal dispute by having a neutral third party pursue an agreeable resolution. The experienced mediators at Weld Riley strive to meet that goal, minimizing the financial and emotional burdens of a trial.

The attorneys at our firm possess essential characteristics of effective mediators, including impartiality, objectivity, and the ability to analyze the factual, legal, and emotional aspects of claims, while communicating in a manner that lessens conflict and promotes resolution.

Several attorneys at our firm have built a strong record of helping parties resolve matters in both court-ordered and voluntary mediation proceedings. Our mediation team includes:

Thomas J. Sazama: Mr. Sazama brings a vast array of trial court experience. For more than 15 years as a Chippewa County Circuit Court Judge, he sought fair and appropriate resolutions to controversial topics.

Richard D. Duplessie: Mr. Duplessie has more than 15 years of experience conducting successful mediations in personal injury, professional partnership dissolution, and workers’ comp cases, plus more than 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney.

Thomas J. Graham Jr.: Co-chair of our litigation section, Mr. Graham has experience mediating cases involving product liability claims, auto and farm accident claims, other personal injury claims, professional malpractice lawsuits, and general business litigation.

William G. Thiel: With 35 years of experience as an attorney specializing in municipal and land use law, including serving as former Corporation Counsel for Eau Claire County and others, Mr. Thiel mediates cases involving zoning, easements, and various types of land disputes. He is also the co-chair of the Government Relations Section.

Our firm also represents individual parties in cases that go into mediation. To discuss how we can help you resolve a dispute through mediation or an alternative dispute resolution, please contact our offices in Eau Claire and Menomonie.