Jay Lazrus
Jay Lazrus

Jay Lazrus

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$200/hour
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Introduction: I mediate remotely using zoom or teleconference, as well as meeting in person when feasible. I am a client oriented mediator. Instead of trying to adapt the parties to my style of mediation, which is the way many mediators operate, I work hard to provide the parties with the mediation process they need. For a more detailed explanation of how the parties can benefit from this, please contact me. I have advanced training in several types of mediation, including commercial, family and real estate. The most enjoyable part of mediation for me is helping parties who are far part in their demands and pessimistic about resolving their differences come closer together through the mediation dialogue.
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Hired 39 times

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12 years in business

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Elizabeth L.

Mediation

I worked with Jay for my divorce mediation. He was amazing - really kind and smart and asked us questions we never would have thought of. Thanks to Jay, my ex-husband and I have an extremely detailed separation agreement that has supported us having an extremely amicable divorce and great experience for our children.
Feb 21, 2021
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Emily K.

Mediation

I 100% reccomend Jay to anyone looking to have mediation done for their divorce. Jay was prompt in his response times professional and able to talk through processes and procedures with my soon-to-be-ex-husband and I. He is calm, clear, patient, and straightforward. It was a life-saver. He also promised to get our agreement written up by a Tuesday and had the draft finished and sent over by Monday, which was very nice.
Jay Lazrus's reply
Emily - thank you for the kind words. Best of luck to you and your soon to be ex in your separate lives. Jay
Jun 17, 2020
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Brian M.

Mediation

We are very happy we found Jay for our mediation. It was also great that he was located in the DMV area. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to communicate with. We really appreciate him helping us through this. I would highly recommend him to any one else looking for a mediator.
May 24, 2019
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Randall L.

Mediation

We had been in and out of mediation for years. We would get anxious about finances, mostly. Our first mediator retired and one fired us. Jay somehow eased our concerns and elicited our trust at the first meeting. Some of this is an acquired skill but the rest and probably the most important part of it is character. Jay maintains a calm presence in the sessions even (and this is important) when it was tense between us. And of course he knows his stuff which further contributed to a sense of safety as you navigate uncharted waters. We were stuck, and Jay got us moving again until we finished our process with good will to share. I recommend him highly.
Jul 7, 2018
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Cathy b.

Jay was professional, thoughtful, and fair from the first moment of contact. Jay was thorough and produced a Mediation agreement that was solid and appropriate which made the divorce process civil, peaceful and seamless. Thank you, Jay!
Jan 29, 2020
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License Type: Attorney (MD)

License verified on 7/25/2017

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Jay Lazrus

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Mediations are generally best served by an hourly rate. I try to keep my expenses lean to be able to offer a reasonable hourly rate.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I hold a pre-mediation call with the parties so they feel comfortable with me as their mediator. Then I ask them for a brief confidential mediation statement so I have a better understanding of their concerns and their desires.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a law degree, the basic 40 hour mediation training and advanced training on such topics as complex matters, divorce and family issues, drafting mediation memoranda, real estate and other issues.

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