The Mediation Group

The Mediation Group

Firm Overview

The Mediation Group (TMG) is a nonprofit firm specializing in mediation, arbitration, facilitation, consensus building, training and consulting since 1985. Our public and private sector clients include government agencies, businesses, schools and universities, public interest groups, health care organizations, communities and families.The Mediation Group (TMG) is a nonprofit firm specializing in mediation, arbitration, facilitation, consensus building, training and consulting since 1985. Our public and private sector clients include government agencies, businesses, schools and universities, public interest groups, health care organizations, communities and families. The experienced professionals at TMG resolve disputes using a cross disciplinary approach. We combine dispute resolution skills with legal, social work, organizational development, business, environmental and public policy expertise.

We provide high quality, innovative ADR services in New England, throughout the U.S. and internationally.

TMG can:

  • help resolve disputes involving two or many parties
  • conduct training sessions ranging from afternoon workshops to comprehensive programs
  • consult on a range of issues including designing and implementing dispute resolution systems.

Why choose alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?

  • Lower cost
  • Lower risk
  • Higher return

Most ways of resolving conflict engage parties in adversarial contests, focus on determining a winner and a loser, frustrate the parties with delay, and do not yield productive, equitable results.

ADR is an effective alternative.

  • Economy: Compared to the costs of litigation or administrative procedures, ADR is inexpensive, and mediated settlements are paid faster and more frequently.
  • Self-determination: In mediation, the parties control the outcome and are not bound to a settlement imposed by an outsider.
  • Efficiency: Delays common in formal proceedings can be minimized, allowing parties to move beyond conflict more quickly.
  • Convenience: Parties can select a mutually acceptable neutral based on areas of expertise, location and availability.
  • Future Relationships: Valuable professional or personal relationships between parties can be preserved.

Main Office


Three Harvard Avenue, Suite 3

Brookline MA 02446

Phone

617-277-9232

Fax

617-277-1699

Brad Honoroff, J.D.

The Mediation Group

Brad Honoroff, J.D. (Harvard), has
extensive experience as a mediator, teacher and consultant. He is a
founding partner in The Mediation Group (TMG), a non-profit firm
providing alternative dispute resolution services since 1985.


As a principal of TMG, Brad
has mediated well over a thousand cases, including environmental, lead
paint and other toxic torts, commercial, employment, sexual abuse and
harassment, legal and medical malpractice, products liability, family
business, professional and partnership dissolutions, family, health
care, wrongful death, construction, intellectual property and personal
injury disputes. He has particular expertise in mediating highly charged
and complex, multi-party conflicts. He serves on the Massachusetts
Superior Court mediation panels and the Massachusetts Office of Dispute
Resolution Environmental Panel as well as on several national panels.


Brad's consulting projects
have included work with organizations in conflict as well as designing
dispute resolution systems. He has helped design such systems for the
courts in Massachusetts, public agencies and most recently for health
care organizations. In addition, Brad has designed and conducted
numerous trainings in conflict resolution and negotiation skills for
public and private sector clients including university staffs, the
teachers and school committee of a public school system, medical school
administrators, attorneys, land use planners, health care personnel, and
federal and state agency officials.


Brad also has many years of
experience as a teacher. He was a tenured professor at the University of
Massachusetts/Boston with the Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution
(1987 - 2002) and with the Law Center (1974 - 2002). In addition, he has
been a regular guest lecturer and occasional instructor at Northeastern
Law School since 1992.


He is a member of the
Association for Conflict Resolution, formerly the Society for
Professionals in Dispute Resolution, the Massachusetts Bar, and the U.S.
District Court Bar. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, magna
cum laude, in 1968 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in
1973.


His selected
articles include "System Disorders: Trying to Build Resolution into
Managed Care" (co-authored with Christopher Honeyman),Alternatives,
October 2001, "Mediation, Structured Settlements and Equal Information"
Journal of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1995; and "Putting
Mediation Skills to the Test" (co-authored with David Matz and David
O'Connor), The Negotiation Journal, 1990. Brad was recently named a 2008
Massachusetts Super Lawyer.

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