Lawyers of DistinctionI have been practicing law for the past 47 plus years. The last 25 years I have been awarded an AV Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell. At the beginning of my practice, I was primarily a real estate, construction, and business law litigator. Since moving to Sonora, California I became a country lawyer, working primarily as a mediator. My practice now focuses on real estate, construction, business, and collaborative family law disputes. I counsel my clients on how to successfully manage conflicts. My mission statement is to be a peacemaker and peace builder. My commitment is to “Be Peace and Do Peace”. I work with individuals and businesses as well as institutions, such as State Courts, Rotary, and schools, helping them to mediate disputes either between faculty or between students, as well as other community organizations who seek out my help in managing and resolving conflicts. I am honored to be invited to be a member of Lawyers of Distinction.

Mediation is a gateway to civility and a pathway to peace.

Wise owlAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) saves you time, money and aggravation when compared to a courtroom trial. With over 40 years of legal experience, Cherry Mediation Center serves individuals and businesses from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra Foothills and from Sacramento to Fresno. Our professional neutral comes to you to provide cost-effective, fair and private conflict resolution services, including Mediation, Arbitration, and Negotiation, resulting in dispute resolution without the need for a trial.

Mediation is one of the very best tools an ADR lawyer has available to respectfully and collaboratively resolve disputes. The mediation process allows all parties to gain control of their destinies, working together to arrive at an agreement acceptable to everyone. However, if mediation has not worked or is not right for you, Cherry Mediation Center also offers fast-track arbitration services by which you may have a fair and neutral party decide your dispute quickly, confidentially and with finality.

Cherry Mediation Center is committed to listening well, working FOR and WITH all sides to help stakeholders come to a respectful, fair, quick, private and confidential resolution of their disputes. Jim Cherry believes that almost any dispute can be respectfully resolved if the stakeholders want to mediate and are willing to give the process a fair shot.

If you are seeking resolution to a dispute, please contact us for a FREE consultation.