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"I have known John Contini for over 20 years in his roles as defense attorney and circuit court judge. During that time, Mr. Contini has displayed superb communication skills and a unique ability to solve the most difficult problems. Mr. Contini has the skills of listening carefully to each side of a dispute, displaying compassion for both parties, and crafting satisfying solutions. I highly recommend Mr. Contini for mediation services."
"As someone who practiced law in Judge Contini's courtroom, I can tell you that I experienced first hand how passionate he is about helping people. He always encouraged litigants to find common ground and stay out of the courtroom and do what's best for their children. You will not find a more caring and passionate mediator than John Contini. If you're looking to keep your case out of the courtroom and save money on attorney's fees, then John Contini is your go-to guy."
"Knowing John for the last 14 years, through the ups and downs. Mr Contini is always fair and balanced, he is committed and driven to assist with any circumstance that arises. He is a compassionate man that always aims to mediate to the best of all parties involved. Being trained as a judge provided him the added tools to resolve some of the most complex situations that appear before him."
“I’ve known John for over 30 years as a fellow attorney here in Fort Lauderdale and have worked with him on occasion on criminal and civil matters. John is a people person who is not only caring and pragmatic but very cost conscious. I would recommend John as a mediator both prior to retaining counsel as well as in litigation. Engaging John will be money well spent.”
''I have great respect for John and believe he is an excellent choice mediator for family lawyers who are sincerely looking to resolve their cases. John is a no nonsense mediator who gets the job done both effectively and efficiently. I cannot say enough about this most compassionate and highly effective mediator who has a special talent particularly relevant to family law litigation.''
John Contini was frustrated with the lack of help that families were getting as a family court judge. When he spoke up about it he was chastised by the legal community. As a mediator he now can give his personal support and his in depth experience now to match the many family and legal issues with the right legal and other professionals that can give the client the help they desperately need. I personally recommend John Contini as a mediator who has the flexibility now to recommend to the client the help they need without interference from others who just want to rush a client through a process not caring for their mental or emotional needs.
"Thank you so much for all of your work today. I think it was invaluable and you made something happen that we thought was impossible. On behalf of my client and I, we can’t thank you enough. You are on the top of my list! I look forward to working with you again and have absolutely told Deborah about you again last night. It was a true pleasure to see your work and how you handled the matter."
Mediation and Arbitration Services in Florida
Most people know that our Judicial System is broken. I was one of those judges here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, so I know, and agree. Judges handle over 40 cases per day — that’s 200 a week, or 800 a month, so just do the math… over 10,000 “case numbers” a year, and that’s what the person becomes, a “case number.” It’s no wonder that people and entire families are simply NOT being truly heard — they’re NOT getting a real audience or the needed appropriate time, service or attention to actually help them. Sadly enough, people are treated like CATTLE — just another widget or cog in the machine, one more money-making chip to then delete, next case. — That’s where I come in. I found a way to truly help the people through peaceful mediation and it’s healing for the families.
How Conflict Resolution Works
We all face difficulties from time to time. It could be a dispute with a company or another individual. It might be our own personal issue, or a family member who’s struggling and looking for a divorce attorney. But why choose litigation when you can opt for peaceful conflict resolution? Most matters can be resolved quickly and without the prohibitive expense of lawyers !
Keep your family savings for a family vacation or the kids’ education… and avoid the tremendous expense and stress of litigation — or avoid giving away all your family savings to child custody lawyers, as you fight it out in court for a few years, aging yourself by ten years in the process.
Let me mediate the conflict and resolve it peacefully for you.
Why litigate when
you can mediate?
You may think that you need to have a courthouse formal litigation type problem or “case”, BEFORE you could choose the faster, more affordable, peaceful route and resolution of mediation – NOT TRUE.
Today, real direction is connection, and if you connect with me as your mediator… I’ll work tirelessly to help resolve your conflict in a much quicker and much more affordable, peaceful fashion… allowing you and your family to hang on to your savings!
I can be your mediator in the areas of:
All Legal Matters
Addiction / Recovery
Mediation is less expensive
than going to court.
Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe.
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Litigation adds 10 years to your life, and even if you win, you lose. Be gentle with yourself — let me mediate your disputes at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to remain at peace and keep your savings and your emotional health too!
Would you like to talk over the phone?
Call me at 954-937-3134.
You can also email me if you wish at firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 2737 East Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306, USA
Open: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday: 10.00am – 3.00pm
We have answers to common questions people ask
Three reasons: Mediation is fast, peaceful and inexpensive, and to be more specific:
First, your problem or dispute is resolved within weeks, or certainly MUCH quicker when you go with Mediation, as opposed to many months or even years of litigation;
Secondarily, your situation is resolved peacefully by Mediation without a lot of stress, versus the ugly and stressful toxicity of adversarial litigation which takes years off your life;
Thirdly, it is actually affordable to resolve your problem by Mediation. You can save a tremendous amount of money — as much as many thousands of dollars, by choosing the much more affordable route of Mediation (approximately 20 cents on the dollar), rather than going down that lengthy road of costly litigation.
It’s not even a close call — if you choose to file a lawsuit or decide to continue with that sort of litigation in court, the typical lawyers will charge you approximately $400 per hour, for each and every hour of the entire case... and common sense tells you, this is going to run you tens of thousands of dollars; whereas, the compassionate Mediators will charge only a fraction of an hourly rate, and like me, they will even work with the family to always adjust the small fee to make sure it is very affordable, consistent with the family’s financial plight or situation — and if that by itself was not great news... it gets better, that mediation will often secure a wonderful and peaceful result very quickly, or within weeks, so again, far less money and much more affordable.
It’s best to Mediate, for a few reasons.
You save an enormous amount of money, and you don’t age ten years overnight going through all the stress of toxic, ugly lengthy litigation fighting in court.
You should hang on to your family savings and spend as little as possible, to first do ALL you can to resolve your disputes or issues in a peaceful way with the help of a Mediator — this will give you peace and cause you little to no stress — at just a fraction of the cost of paying lawyers to fight in court throughout litigation.
It’s time to get back to living instead of litigating, and get this problem behind you immediately... so you can get on with your life.
Litigation ages you tremendously, it’s true, and so even if you win one day, you essentially lose... in life, with loss of savings, loss of peace and mental and emotional health, loss of serenity or any joy in your life, and losses you don’t even think about, for instance, other opportunities in life, and the list of losses only continues.
Be gentle with yourself — let me mediate your disputes at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to remain at peace and keep your savings and your health too!