Professional Details

James J. Mathie
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Mathie Mediation Services LLC

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757 North Water Street
Suite 350
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 585-0650
Fax: (855) 427-6640


Description of Practice

Hi, this is Jim Mathie. Thanks for taking the time to consider me to assist you in resolving your dispute.

Mediation offers advantages that you can’t get in litigation. Significantly, you get to determine whether to resolve your dispute and how to do it. That won’t happen in court. Someone will win and someone will lose. Sometimes both sides actually lose. In mediation the win–win, is not a myth, it can really happen.

My goal is to assist the parties to understand each other’s perspective. Understanding does not mean agreeing, but through understanding the parties can often see past the blinders that litigation imposes and mine the creativity necessary to find a mutually beneficial resolution.

Whenever possible, I use mediation through understanding. Instead of working separately against each other, the parties work together – often in the same room – to understand each other and resolve their differences.

We don’t ignore the legal aspects of the dispute, but we put it in the proper perspective, looking at strengths, but also recognizing risks and practical realities.

This isn’t easy. There is tension in any conflict. But parties who have the courage to address their differences and are open-minded enough to know that there are always two sides, can transcend their conflict and gain true resolution and in so doing preserve past, present or future relationships that are too important to destroy by litigation.

There’s more to it than that, but I’m only allowed 1600 characters here, so please give me a call and we’ll talk. Thanks again.


Juris Doctor 1986, Marquette University Law School. Milwaukee. Thomas More Scholar.

Bachelor of Arts.-Journalism, 1981, University of Wisconsin. Madison.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
10/21-23 and 11/11-13/2015    University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies    Divorce and Family Mediation Training (40 hours)
8/3/2015 to 8/9/2015    Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law    Mediating the Litigated Case (42 hours)
5/12/2015    Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center    Advanced Mediation Training (8 hours)
6/17/2013 to 6/21/2013    Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center    Mediation Skills Training (40 hours)

Other Information


There's no need to travel for mediation. I will come to you if that is what works best for you. I also offer a private neutral venue in downtown Milwaukee.


Improvisational Negotiation, Jeffrey Krivis

The Evolution of Cooperation, Robert Axelrod

Humble Inquiry, Edgar H. Schein

The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design, Kenneth Cloke

A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger

Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation, John Lande

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Sports
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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