Douglas N. Godshall ADR, LLC

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275 Meadow Oaks Trail
Medina, OH 44256
Douglas Godshall has been a practicing attorney since 1976. During that time, he has been a trial lawyer in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and he has practiced in both state and federal courts. He has served as lead counsel in more than 200 jury trials and has handled approximately 50 appeals of civil cases. Douglas now focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration. He works with opposing parties to help them find common ground in their disagreements and thereby to amicably resolve their dispute. Douglas' experience and connections give him an understanding of the current trends in litigation and dispute resolution. He has helped parties settle their differences in matters involving: Labor and union arbitration, Personal injury and malpractice mediation, Commercial mediation, Probate mediation. He has also been selected to serve on the Alternative Mediation Panel of the United States District Court in Columbus, Ohio.
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Reviews and Testimonials

  • Anonymous

    May 16 2018 Doug's many decades of experience as a courtroom trial lawyer means that he has personally tried or settled thousands of cases. This gives him great insight into both sides of a dispute.
  • Jim Kurek

    May 14 2018 Doug did an excellent job in an employment case mediation. I would highly recommend him.
  • Kim Kmetz

    May 14 2018 Doug takes his time to work with the parties and understand what the issues preventing settlement are. His experience is invaluable when working with the parties to reach a middle ground.
  • Keith Hofer

    May 14 2018 I had the good fortune of having Doug appointed as a mediator in one of my probate cases. Doug did a fantastic job of helping the parties reach a resolution. When I needed a mediator for a second difficult case I scheduled Doug and again he came through again.
  • Clair Dickinson

    May 13 2018 I have worked with Doug in his role as President of the Scanlon Bell Inn of Court. He is always prepared and professional.
  • Stephen Funk

    May 12 2018 Doug is a skilled mediator that brings a wealth of practical litigation and trial experience to the table.
  • craig Pelini

    May 12 2018 Doug did a great job, with contentious parties involved, he listened first, gained their trust, then worked cohesively to get the case settled. He was thoroughly prepared for our case.
  • Jim Collum

    May 11 2018 Doug has assisted me in resolving cases that most attorneys would view as impossible to resolve and destined for trial. The mark of a good mediator is not the percentage of cases resolved at mediation, but the percentage of cases that nobody thought could be resolved at mediation that were resolved at mediation. Under this analysis and in my experience, Doug earns the highest grade possible.
  • Tom Lombardi

    Apr 17 2018 Doug is highly experienced, professional and provides sound and timely advise.
  • Jack Cooper

    Apr 16 2018 Have mediated several times with Doug. He is very good at getting tough cases settled.
  • Scott Salsbury

    Apr 12 2018 Excellent lawyer; full of substance and personality.
  • Andrew P. Krembs

    Apr 12 2018 Doug was thoughtful, patient and above all, fair to each side...something which is essential to resolving cases in mediation.
  • Randy Traub

    Apr 03 2018 Doug is one of the best mediators I have had the pleasure of working with. He has helped resolve cases that neither party thought was possible and is always extremely prepared. Very experienced and I highly recommend his services.
  • Aletha Carver

    Mar 19 2018 Doug did a great job working will all parties to resolve a multi-party property dispute. His extensive litigation experience is evident in the mediation process.
  • Thomas W. Lally

    Mar 15 2018 Doug worked very hard to settle very difficult case.
  • John Chlysta

    Mar 14 2018 Mr. Godshall has the two essential qualities of an excellent mediator. He has decades of experience handling an array of litigation matters and mediations, and he has the people skills--honesty, self-confidence, empathy--to connect with folks trying to resolve a difficult dispute. Mr. Godshall is a gentleman and true professional.
  • John Maxwell

    Mar 14 2018 Doug is an excellent mediator who is extremely experienced and effective, and a true pleasure to work with.
  • Adam Fried

    Mar 13 2018 Doug has served as mediator on complex estate litigation cases in which I was involved. He is very effective in bringing opposing sides, regardless of the emotional charge, together.
  • Stephen Griffin

    Mar 13 2018 Doug has successfully resolved several contentious malpractice claims both legal and medical. His approach has been uniquely and effectively tailored to the circumstances of each lawsuit. His willingness to see it to the end, days and weeks after the mediation, allowed the parties to reach closure prior to trial.
  • Salvatore P. Puglisi

    Mar 13 2018 Doug was patient and insightful. Doug permitted the litigants to come to a conclusion to settle their issues. It was not Doug's fault the litigants did not follow though on their own agreement.
  • Stephen A. Ginella, Jr.

    Mar 13 2018 It was an excellent experience
  • Matt Doney

    Mar 13 2018 Terrific experience. Mr Godshall assisted in resolving a particularly contentious case.
  • David E. Butz

    Mar 13 2018 His experience makes Doug a very effective mediator who continues to work the case if the mediation was not initially successful.
  • Thomas Pronesti

    Feb 12 2018 Doug is a featured attorney on and we highly recommend his services.
  • Clair Dickinson

    May 14 2018 I know Doug through his participation in the Scanlon-Bell Inn of Court. I have always found him prepared and professional.
  • Randy Traub

    Apr 03 2018
  • Salvatore Puglisi

    Mar 20 2018 Doug was patient and insightful. Doug permitted the litigants to come to a conclusion to settle their issues. It was not Doug's fault the litigants did not follow though on their own agreement. Reviewed by: Salvatore P. Puglisi
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