Claudia Viera is an experienced attorney-mediator who primarily focuses on employment, business and family disputes. Ms. Viera draws on her years of legal experience as an employment attorney with Littler Mendelson, the largest employment and labor law firm in the nation, to promote effective communication and increased understanding between parties in conflict.
Areas of expertise:
- Employment Mediation
- Business Mediation
- Divorce Mediation
- Landlord-Tenant Mediation
- Mediation of Estates/Wills/Trust Disputes
Utilizing her over 500 hours of mediation training, Ms. Viera works actively with both parties to help them achieve a better resolution than either would achieve through continued litigation. Ms. Viera believes that exploration below the surface of the dispute is often necessary to reach resolutions that have lasting value to her clients. To this end, she focuses on eliciting and clarifying each side’s positions and then works closely to identify the interests and underlying concerns of each party. She simultaneously encourages true cost benefit analysis of litigation alternatives as she works to orient clients toward settlement.
Ms. Viera strongly believes that mediation provides a superior route to resolution than litigation. She is flexible and works to determine a mediation process that will best suit the parties’ needs. She has mediated hundreds of cases, and a sampling of her most recent mediations include cases on sexual harassment, national origin and disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, business dissolution of a partnership, class action wage claims, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Ms. Viera mediates in English and Spanish.