AHAJI AMOS
AHAJI AMOS

Associate Mediator

Associate MediatorThis mediator has at least 40 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 10 cases for at least 40 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice..Featured Member

AHAJI AMOS

Ahaji Amos is a veteran attorney with over 20 years of experience in civil litigation.  She is an angel investor, business coach, serial entrepreneur, and founding member of Ahaji Amos, PLLC. In her legal career, she primarily represents inventors, entrepreneurs, franchisees, and innovators in matters related to intellectual property protection, business litigation, and start-up funding.  She has also practiced healthcare law, focusing on ancillary providers, including durable medical equipment providers, skilled nursing home, assisted living centers, and large academic medical centers and practices.

What sets her apart from others is that she is a serial entrepreneur.  She has owned and operated a half dozen small businesses, which is why she has a passion for counseling small business owners and start-up firms.  She has also been a plaintiff in a lawsuit, which gives her a unique understanding of the need for alternative dispute resolution practices, including mediation.

Ahaji has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, from Southern Illinois University, an MPH in Health Policy and Management, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Juris Doctorate from Indian University. She was the Proctor & Gamble Intellectual Property Fellow during law school and has filed over 100 patent and trademark applications throughout her 23-year legal career.

Ahaji has worked at some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country including Thompson Coburn, LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Missouri, and Texas. Ahaji is also registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, which allows her to practice and counsel clients on intellectual property matters in all states.

ADR Experience

I have participated in numerous mediations throughout my 22-year legal career.

Approach

E-meditation

E-mediation, or otherwise called Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) has many benefits for those with busy time schedules. In e-mediation, a mediator provides mediation services to parties who are located at a distance from one another or whose conflict is so strong that they cannot be in the same room. It can even be a completely automated online dispute resolution system with no human intervention. However, more often than not, e-mediation is more likely to resemble facilitative mediation, only delivered from afar.

Facilitative Mediation

Facilitative mediation is the original mediation approach, based on the mediator facilitating the negotiation between parties with the aim of reaching a long-lasting agreement. In facilitative mediation, the mediator asks questions, summarises positions and generally assists the two parties in coming to a resolution based on the information available. The mediator leads the process, but the parties are responsible for agreeing the outcome with the mediator’s help.

Evaluative Mediation

In evaluative mediation, the mediator has a much greater part to play in determining the outcome of the mediation and the primary focus is to reach a quick deal. The mediator may make recommendations to each party, and the mediation approach is based much more on evaluating the legal position of each party.

Education

MPH, Health Policy and Management – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC                                                      2010

JD – Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN                                                                                                                        1999

Proctor & Gamble Fellow of Intellectual Property Law – Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH                          1998-1999

BA, ChemistrySouthern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL                                                                                                        1996

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Appellate
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Franchise
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Counselor
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Strategic Planning

Mediations

50

Fees and Provisos

FULL DAY MEDIATION FEES – more than 4 hours

$1,000.00 per party. The mediation fee includes lunch, drinks, snacks and free parking.

A full-day mediation commences at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m.

HALF DAY MEDIATION FEES – 4 hours or less

$550.00 per party. The mediation fee includes drinks, snacks and free parking.

Morning sessions commence at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions commence at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. Evening mediations commence at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 10:00 p.m.

All parties represented by one lawyer or firm are deemed one “party” for purposes of the mediation fee.

Please note that in complex cases or multiple-party cases where a substantial amount of preparation time is necessary, additional fees may be proposed. Please contact our office directly to discuss additional fees associated with mediations conducted out of Houston.

ADR Training

  • The Institute of Mediation Training - Basic Mediation Training

Professional Associations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Houston Supplier Diversity Council
  • North Carolina Bar Association

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