Lawsuit Prevention and Management

Donna L. Knifsend is the Founder and CEO of Lawsuit Prevention and Management®. Since the mid 1980’s, Ms. Knifsend has been actively involved in research and development of Alternative [and appropriate] Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems. She has designed and implemented numerous conflict management and dispute resolution programs for large construction and business clients. As a licensed attorney in the states of Texas, California, and Washington, she understands the complexities of our legal system and the need for ADR. She founded Lawsuit Prevention and Management® to provide innovative tools and techniques to help clients find cost-effective ways of doing business. In addition to being a certified mediator and arbitrator, Ms. Knifsend has been an adjunct professor / instructor for the University of California, Irvine - Extension Program; Chapman University - Peace Studies & School of Law; Whittier College School of Law; The Mediation Center - Orange County; and the Institute for Conflict Management. She has over 22 years of litigation experience, yet she has been the recipient of the 1997 Founders’ Award from The Mediation Center and has received numerous accolades and awards for her contributions in the ADR field. Ms. Knifsend has successfully mediated hundreds of disputes including construction, land use, real estate, business, and sensitive workplace issues. She takes the position that “With 97% of the cases settling on the courthouse steps, why not give the money, time, and power back to the clients so that they don’t have to suffer through the day-to-day emotional strain of protracted litigation.” “Let the disputants talk with each other instead of through the lawyers, and disputes will be resolved earlier, cheaper, and on the terms that clients can live with,” touts Ms. Knifsend.

With over 20 years of experience in the business and legal communities, we realize that it is NOT IF, BUT WHEN CONFLICT ARISES, you need immediate help to resolve the issue before it escalates into a lawsuit. Successful business is about balance, perspective, objectivity, and values. The bottom line is important, but so are people and your business reputation. Our firm serves as the objective Agent of Reality to facilitate appropriate and quick resolution.


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