Mediation

Mediation has become an increasingly effective tool for alternative dispute resolution of workers’ compensation cases. The process of mediation affords all parties an opportunity to have a neutral mediator evaluate their claims and defenses and guide them to a mutually satisfactory resolution.

David N. Larson serves as a private mediator in Minnesota or Wisconsin workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Larson has practiced exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation for over 35 years and has taken hundreds of cases through hearing. He has completed the MN State Bar Association/CLE Certified Civil Mediation training and has an AV Martindale Hubbell rating.

Howard Y. Held has been a certified mediator in Minnesota since 2003 and has been chosen by both plaintiff and defense to mediate workers’ compensation cases. Having practiced in the area of workers’ compensation for more than 25 years, starting on the plaintiff side and then switching to the defense in 1986 he has the unique ability to evaluate the case from both perspectives, offer gentle and sometimes not so gentle guidance to the parties regarding what is a realistic outcome for mediation and the vast majority of mediations end in settlement.

A mediation can be held at the offices of Fitch, Johnson, Larson & Held, P.A. Our mediators are also willing to travel throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.