The Neutral: Mediator and Arbitrator
David DeLugas specializes in guiding parties to their agreement, to their resolution, and to their solution, which requires more than being a good listener. It requires an understanding of what actually is motivating each party and recognizing the priorities for each party. David has over 34 years of legal experience which allows him to assist in the crafting of the agreement, resolution and solution that the parties will likely reach in order to address both their needs and their wants!

David has a feel for when being soft will be most effective and when he must be "up front" and blunt!
The Approach That Works
With an "Outside The Box" approach to mediation, we pull, push and steady parties as needed during their journey toward the agreement that frees them from the uncertainty, the emotional cost, and the financial burden that comes with litigation and bring them to a place where they are at peace with the process and with the result and, as well, are greatly appreciative of the steady counsel provided by their attorneys. We make the attorneys look good while facilitating an agreement between or among parties who, more often than not, are not just glad the case is over, but are genuinely pleased with the outcome! And this is also true not just of the parties, but, in those disputes in which they are involved, of the corporate representatives and claims adjusters!
B.A., Duke University - 1976, J.D., U. North Carolina-Chapel Hill - 1981. Georgia ODR Registered Neutral # 1919, Member: State Bars of Georgia (admitted 1984), Missouri* (admitted 1981), and Illinois* (admitted 1982) (*inactive), ADR Section and Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar, Association for Conflict Resolution - Georgia Chapter, Georgia Mediators Association, Parenting Coordinator.