Real world experience – and a common sense approach
Gregg Thomas is a certified federal and state court mediator who combines wide-ranging litigation experience with realistic assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of parties’ claims and defenses. Gregg recognizes that the parties – not the mediator – settle cases. But he also believes that as a mediator he can provide the parties with an impartial and realistic perspective on their case, and a chance to put litigation behind them. As Gregg has noted, “In almost every case, the parties stand to gain by compromising. If they continue to litigate, they are more likely to lose time, money, and peace of mind.”
Gregg’s approach to mediation derives from more than 30 years as a civil and commercial litigator, and from having clerked for two federal district court judges. Defamation law, invasion of privacy, and constitutional claims are the areas in which he is best known, but Gregg also has extensive real-world experience in many other fields, including business torts, contracts, deceptive and unfair trade practices, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, RICO, and Section 1983 actions.
Making mediation work for you
In most cases, parties mediating with Gregg are asked to submit a case summary and the relevant pleadings in advance of the mediation. Where appropriate, parties should also consider submitting short legal memoranda addressing the key issues in dispute. But because all cases are different, Gregg can accommodate particular procedures appropriate to your case.
Gregg is available to mediate cases in Tampa at the offices of Thomas & LoCicero or to travel to a location chosen by the parties. To contact our offices to check on his availability, please call 813-984-3060 or e-mail Gregg’s assistant, Marilyn Greene, at firstname.lastname@example.org.