journey to mediation is somewhat different than many neutrals, most of whom came to Alternative Dispute Resolution as attorneys representing clients.
He became interested in mediation while working for St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company.
"I recognized in the early 1980's that mediation was a way to get rid of cases without the expense and vagaries of a jury trail.
St. Paul was one of the pioneers to use ADR to settle cases.
last position at St. Paul was as National Director of Major Litigation settling cases around the country.
experience resulted in Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke asking him in 1992 to serve a three-year term on the Supreme Court of Georgia's
Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution which was charged with integrating the ADR process with the court system.
"That experience sealed it," says Caniglia
Upon retirement from St. Paul in 1999, Caniglia became a mediator after attending the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.
"Verdict" Magazine , a publication of The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
, Spring/Summer 2006 Edition featured a interview with Caniglia
, "What Can We Do To Maximize Recovery For Our Clients?".
August 26, 1996 Caniglia
received a recognition certificate and presentation from The Supreme Court of Georgia