Judge Gary Harger brings a unique skill set and perspective to the ADR process.
As a former prosecutor, solo practitioner, adjunct law professor and Judge, he
offers our clients a direct, no nonsense approach to problem solving.
With over 20 years of legal experience involving thousands of cases, he
reviews all of the pertinent pleadings and discovery provided to him prior to mediation or arbitration.
By doing so, he is in a position to work the parties to identify critical issues from the first moment his ADR meetings begin.
But a successful ADR process is far from easy - it takes not only the hard work and commitment of the mediator and the lawyers involved, but also that of the parties.
The creativity and problem solving skills that he
has developed through experience, both on and off the bench, sets Judge Harger apart from other ADR practitioners.
If you wish to have your case heard by Judge Harger
, each party to the action must, individually or jointly, file a motion requesting the referral with the court in which the case was filed.
For the convenience of the parties and their counsel, upon the initial contact to set the time and place for trial, Judge Harger will provide counsel with a JOINT MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO SPECIAL JUDGE together with an ORDER APPROVING REFERRAL TO SPECIAL JUDGE to be presented to the trial court.
Upon entry of the agreed order by the trial court, Judge Harger
will provide a letter of instruction with an AGREED SCHEDULING PLAN setting deadlines for the exchange of stipulations, proposed trial exhibits, identification of contested issues and filing of each party's Motion for Requested Relief.
Not less than ten days prior to trial, a telephone conference will be scheduled to discuss any unresolved issues or objections and, if necessary, a pretrial hearing set to hear objections to exhibits and any remaining pretrial matters.
For more information or scheduling, contact Judge Gary Harger, or you may call on his direct line @ 512.650.5917.