Philip G. Thompson has been a lawyer for over twenty five years and is an active civil trial lawyer, handling cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has tried over seventy cases to verdict in various jury and non jury matters. Phil is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. His areas of expertise include personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice claims, workers compensation claims, and general civil litigation matters.
When it comes to mediation, Phil’s mantra is pretty simple: Reasonable people do reasonable things. As Thomas Crum once said, “Resolving conflict is rarely about who is right. It is about acknowledgment and appreciation of differences.” When the parties can acknowledge and appreciate the views of their adversary, it is only then that they can act reasonably. Making this happen is Phil’s specialty. More often than not, mediation isn’t about finding a solution; it’s about identifying the problem. Once the problem is identified, the solution will present itself.