Mediation is a confidential, non-binding process that empowers the parties to a divorce. As a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation is a viable alternative to traditional litigation. Jason Brown is an experienced divorce attorney who routinely mediates family law disputes at the request of judges, lawyers and private individuals.
Our law firm provides the ideal setting for divorce mediation, with multiple conference rooms, up to date technology, and a discreet setting. Jason and his support staff are here to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process. We are conveniently located along Highway 169, about 15 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis.
The Benefits of Mediation
There are a number of benefits in working hard during the mediation process, including:
- Saving substantial attorney’s fees and costs;
- Resolving matters in a timely manner;
- Maintaining control over the outcome; and
- Having a better relationship with your ex after the divorce.
While some divorces require a trial, the vast majority of family cases settle outside of court. The reality is that mediation is a process that empowers the parties, saves time and money, and positions you for future success. You don’t have to go to the courtroom to achieve a good outcome. The right mediator can make all of the difference.
Statement of Qualifications
It is important to understand the credentials of the divorce mediator you choose to work with. In Minnesota, anyone can hold themselves out as mediator. To the surprise of many, no specific age, experience, or education is required to serve as a mediator. With Jason, you are hiring a divorce mediator who maintains an active family law practice.
Jason is a founding shareholder in the Brown Law Offices, P.A., a northwest Twin Cities divorce and family law firm. He is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of family law by Thomson Reuters. Given his unique qualifications, Jason also serves as a court-appointed early neutral evaluator in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.
Jason has represented a wide variety of family law clients over the last 19 years, including teachers, homemakers, union construction workers, doctors, truck drivers, accountants, business owners, engineers, mortgage brokers and Fortune 500 executives. Many of his cases have involved custody disputes, alimony claims, and high net worth individuals, including several divorces in which the value of the marital estate exceeded ten million dollars. He has successfully tried cases throughout the Twin Cities – most in Hennepin, Anoka, Sherburne or Wright County.
Jason is the former chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Minnesota Trial Lawyer’s Association, and taught divorce and family law coursework within the paralegal program at North Hennepin Community College. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars, including the annual Minnesota Family Law Institute – for which he has also served on the planning committee.
Jason publishes the Minnesota Family Law Blog, which has been recognized as a “Top 25″ by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and authors a monthly family law column for the Minnesota Lawyer newspaper.
Local media appearances by Jason include the Star Tribune, WCCO Radio, KARE 11 Television, Fox 9 Television and WCCO Television. His national media appearances include NBC News, Time Magazine, USA Today and the Huffington Post.
Jason obtained his B.S., magna cum laude, from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and his J.D., cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. After graduation, he served as a law clerk the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist, retired Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.
Outside of the office, Jason plays the bass guitar and serves on the Board of Directors at Northgate Church. He and his wife, Cynthia, also an attorney, have two sons.
We’re Here to Help
Is divorce mediation right for you? For answers to all of your important questions, contact our firm at (763) 323-6555. Jason is prepared to speak with you, free of charge, about the mediation process – and how you he can best serve you.