When people are entrenched in serious conflict, litigation can often seem like the only way out. However, litigation is a lengthy, expensive process that often isn’t in either party’s best interests. Mediation provides an alternative.

Phyllis Pollack, President of PGP Mediation, a Los Angeles, California, mediation service organization, (Phyllis@pgpmediation.com) is dedicated to providing a fair, confidential forum for dispute resolution. For more than 15 years, she has been helping individuals and businesses find viable solutions to complex problems through mediation.

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Phyllis has mediated more than 1,400 disputes, pairing a facilitative approach with the ability to ask both parties hard questions that lead to greater clarity on the important issues. With the in-depth legal knowledge necessary to keep parties focused on the relevant issues, she is passionate about helping people find creative, viable solutions to their disputes so they can move forward.

PGP Mediation provides a wide variety of mediation services, including:

After more than 35 years as a senior attorney, Phyllis knows firsthand how many disputes can benefit from the use of mediation, as opposed to litigation. Mediation allows parties to retain control of the outcome, rather than having a decision handed down by a third party. It can also be more efficient and less of a drain on parties’ resources.

Latest Mediation Blog Posts

The CLRC Inches Towards the Finish Line

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

On April 13, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) met once again to discuss mediation confidentiality as well as other topics. In preparation for this meeting, Barbara Gaal, Chief Deputy Counsel posted Memorandum 2017-19 [...]

Some More Truths About Alternative Facts

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

If you have not yet figured it out, this notion of “alternative facts” intrigues me. (This is my third blog about it!) I think it is because as a mediator, I witness “alternative facts” quite frequently. [...]

Looking for Happiness!

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Well… we missed it again! International Day of Happiness was March 20, 2017, according to the United Nations High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. But, perhaps, missing it was not such a bad thing. [...]

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill….and Argue!

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Imagine this scenario: “Jack” is having a conversation with “Jill” about whether to go up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Jill_(nursery_rhyme)) From out of nowhere, Jill makes an offhand but biting remark [...]