Since graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1982, Mr. Schoeni has spent nearly 100% of his time negotiating about or fighting over money. He has appeared before judges, arbitrators, juries, mediators, litigants, shareholders, regulators, administrators, boards of directors and claims professionals. He is well equipped to help others facing similarly stressful situations. He has observed the substantial benefit enjoyed by parties who have resolved their claims. The benefits are both physical and emotional. Because he takes pleasure in helping people resolve their claims, he thoroughly studies the materials provided by the parties and discusses their positions with counsel in advance of mediation. This allows the parties to hit the ground running and move quickly to the merits of their respective positions. He has found preparation, perseverance and patience to be the keys to reaching good results. He tries his best to bring these attributes to every mediation. He looks forward to helping you resolve your dispute.
As a magistrate as well as an attorney in private practice, Ms. Zummo has focused her talents and education on helping families navigate issues of divorce and loss – loss of a job, a loved one, or a treasured relationship – as well as helping people recover financially from personal injuries and other stressful life events.
Ms. Zummo approaches every case with knowledge and compassion: She is dedicated to helping all parties through their difficult times.
Ms. Zummo is committed to helping the parties minimize or avoid litigation completely by helping them resolve their conflicts through mediation and collaborative law, thereby reducing the stress of testifying in a courtroom and disclosing sensitive personal and financial information in a public setting. Through the mediation process, the parties, not the courts, control the outcomes.