Mediation is a process by which many contested matters may be resolved through the process of negotiation facilitated by a trained neutral professional, known as a mediator.  The process of mediation is either court-ordered or entered into voluntarily by the parties.  It allows the parties to resolve matters between themselves without further intervention by a court or jury, reducing costs of litigation, and allowing the parties to control the resolution of the dispute.  Mr. Nash is certified as a mediator for general civil matters by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.