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How Both Sides Can Be Prepared for a Meaningful Mediation

In this presentation, Ms. Muchow provides a multi-faceted perspective regarding effective mediation from the plaintiff’s, the defense and the mediator’s perspective. Insights are provided regarding how to properly prepare for mediation from the inception of representation through the active litigation. Check lists are provided for both sides which will greatly assist in preparing your cases for successful resolution for not just resolving the case but also ensuring that the parties achieve closure financially and emotionally.


*All registrations are assumed to be remote unless otherwise stated. To reserve your seat for the in-person option, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to transfer your remote registration to in-person.  
For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation.
If you need assistance with registration, please contact Ann Horn at 707-542-1190 ext. 100 or Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org 


SCBA is happy to consider any accommodations you may need to participate in this program. Please contact SCBA at Reception@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to discuss what accommodations can be made available to you.


Marie Maiolo Muchow photograph 2-10-2023

Marie Maiolo Muchow
Law & Mediation Offices of Marie Maiolo Muchow

Marie Maiolo Muchow is the sole proprietor of the Law Offices of Marie Maiolo Muchow and offers mediation services with an emphasis on personal injury claims requiring the need for a bilingual neutral. Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marie is fluent in Spanish and possesses a deep understanding of Hispanic Cultures.  Marie has worked all angles of litigating and resolving personal injury claims as an insurance defense attorney, a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, and as a mediator.
Marie obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics graduating 5th in her class with Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude Honors from the Catholic University of America, Washington DC in 1986. She received her JD from the University of Florida in 1989. While at the University of Florida, Marie earned an Appellate Advocacy Fellowship and worked for two different personal injury law firms. 
Marie became a member of the Florida State Bar in 1989. While living in Florida, Marie worked as a litigation associate for a major insurance defense firm, defending business establishments such as Winn Dixie, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, and insureds of major insurance companies such as Progressive and State Farm. Marie then became a partner at the law firm of Maiolo Campbell & Wotton where she handled all firm litigation specializing in personal injury matters such as auto accidents, premises and products liability with an emphasis on assisting members of the Hispanic Community.

Marie moved to California and became a member of the California State Bar in 1996. After briefly working as an insurance defense litigation associate, Marie founded the firm of Harris & Muchow where she served as the Managing Partner representing injured parties and litigating a variety of personal injury matters: first- and third-party auto accident claims, wrongful death matters, premises and products liability claims involving serious and grave injuries and other complex multiparty personal injury litigation. In 2002, Marie completed a comprehensive 40- hour course sponsored by the SCBA with Nancy Yeend of the John Paul Jones Group and established a mediation practice for the firm. 
In 2005, Marie established the sole proprietorship of the Law and Mediation Offices of Marie Maiolo Muchow and continues representing injured parties in the area of personal injury and insurance litigation and mediating a variety of civil disputes. 
Marie currently serves as a Small Claims Judge and Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Sonoma County and has served as panelist for the Sonoma County Mediation Program, as the Vice President and President of the Sonoma County Consumer Attorneys Association, as a Director on the Board for the Sonoma County Bar Association, and as Vice President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Marie is currently a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, the California State Bar and the Florida State Bar. Marie also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Santa Rosa Junior College teaching Civil Litigation: Discovery, Legal Research, and Legal Professions in the Paralegal Studies Program.  

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