Welcome to Kingsley Mediation Services

How can we help you?

Your interest in mediation and my mediation services is appreciated. Thank you.

I hope you will find this site informative and useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or wish to schedule a mediation. Carol Kingsley is an experienced California Attorney and Mediator who practices exclusively as an independent mediator in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Are you a party to a dispute?

Legal disputes can be resolved in a number of different ways, including suing in court, arbitration and mediation. When you bring a lawsuit in court, a judge or jury will decide your case. If your conflict is heard by an arbitrator, he or she will decide your case. In mediation, you and the other parties decide the resolution of the conflict.

Mediation is a process of conflict resolution where an independent third party, the “mediator,” helps the parties  reach a mutually satisfactory settlement. As your mediator, Carol Kingsley works with each party throughout the process and does not make decisions or judgments as would a judge or arbitrator.

As your mediator, Carol helps you and the other parties to the dispute (with or without attorneys present) explore your options, facilitating communication, mutual understanding and negotiations,  so that you and the other parties can find common ground, resolve conflict, and avoid protracted and costly litigation.

If you are experiencing a conflict with a business associate or internally within your company, Carol can serve as a neutral to facilitate discussion aimed at resolving conflict and enhancing the working relationship.

Are you an attorney considering whether to recommend mediation to your client?

Why choose mediation?