Wayne Holcomb

ADR Experience

I was certified for both general and family mediation in Virginia in 2004. I have also been qualified as a Mediator Mentor in Virginia and mentored dozens of mediators working on their qualifications. I mediated for the BBB in Norfolk and in the general district court in Chesapeake, Virginia regularly before I began law school in 2005. I was honored as Mediator Rookie of the Year at the Virginia Conflict Resolution Center in Norfolk in 2004.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Congregational
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Elder
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • School/Education

Fees and Provisos

Fees vary widely depending on the nature of the dispute, but are all hourly arrangements. My firm requires a retainer deposit in advance to begin work and refunds any unearned portion when an agreement is written or when the clients desire to cease the mediation process. I only believe in the facilitative approach to mediation. I believe that any other approach is actually not mediation. Facilitative mediators do not make decisions for the clients/disputants, do not evaluate their proposals, and do not even push for final resolution. The purpose of mediation is not resolution necessarily; even that decision is up to the clients.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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