Mediation Services

When parties are unable to resolve a dispute, mediation may be necessary. Mediation involves a neutral third-party, a mediator, who assists with negotiations between the parties. The main goal of all involved is for the parties to resolve their dispute and reach an agreement. If you are in need of a mediator, please call our office, (803) 775-1263 or (866) 589-8857, to make arrangements with one of our certified mediators. You may also email us at legal@bryanlaw.com and we will respond as soon as possible.

0u5a9801-edit-crop-u4941Circuit and Probate Court Mediator | Joseph T. McElveen, Jr.

Joe McElveen completed mediator training through the South Carolina Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Division and is a certified Circuit and Probate Court mediator. Joe has been a lawyer for over fifty years, handling a wide variety of cases and trying complicated and challenging civil and criminal cases to verdict. He has handled many family law cases involving considerable assets and complex legal issues and was a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Joe has tried cases in Federal District Court and handled a considerable number of appeals in the appellate courts of South Carolina. Currently, Joe’s main practice area is workers’ compensation claims.

In addition to a broad range of legal knowledge, Joe brings to the table over forty years of working with the public, as a civic leader, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and mayor of the City of Sumter. He is the past president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina and served as a chair of task forces and committees for the United States Conference of Mayors. While his political experience has introduced him to areas of knowledge he may not have otherwise known, it has also allowed Joe to preside over and, in effect, mediate many very controversial disputes.

Civil Court Mediator | John R. Moorman

John Moorman completed mediator training through the South Carolina Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Division.  He is certified by the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification as a Civil Court Mediator.  John has been an attorney for nearly twenty years and has handled hundreds of cases.

Civil Court Mediator | J. Thomas McElveen, III

Thomas McElveen completed mediator training through the South Carolina Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Division and is a certified Circuit and Probate Court mediator. Thomas has handled a wide variety of cases over the course of his career, trying many civil and criminal cases to verdict. Thomas’ main area of practice currently focuses on personal injury and wrongful death claims.

In addition to a broad range of legal knowledge and experience, Thomas has many years of civic involvement and public service – including the last decade as a member of the South Carolina Senate representing parts of four counties. Known for his ability to “reach across the aisle” and to work among varying interests to achieve positive results, Thomas’ instincts and ability to build consensus and compromise have served him well both professionally and politically. As a result, he has been proposed as a mediator by the claimant’s bar and the defense bar as a mediator in civil cases.

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If you are looking for an attorney in a specific practice area, please e-mail us at legal@bryanlaw.com, and we will see that someone contacts you as soon as possible.

Call the Bryan Law Firm today, 803-775-1263 or toll free 1-866-589-8857

Personal Injury

PERSONAL INJURY

Including automobile wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, bicycle wrecks, tractor-trailer wrecks, slip and fall, and wrongful death

Worker's Compensation

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

If you are injured at work, please give us a call

Criminal Defense

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Including DUI cases

Mediation Services

MEDIATION SERVICES

Including Family Law Mediation, Circuit Court Mediation and Probate Court Mediation