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Accord Mediation & Arbitration Welcomes C. William Threlkeld

March 10, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Bill Threlkeld to Accord Mediation & Arbitration's mediation panel.


Accord Mediation & Arbitration Adds Chad Moody

February 1, 2021

Accord Mediation & Arbitration is pleased to welcome Chad Moody as a mediator.


Mediation in Interesting Times

March 23, 2020

Accord Mediation is open and conducting online mediations. For the next 30 days, we will be mediating cases using Zoom Pro.


Accord Mediation Welcomes Joe Farris to its Mediation Panel

March 2, 2020

Please join us in welcoming Joseph Farris to Accord Mediation & Arbitration's mediation panel.


Accord Mediation Adds Robert Sartin to its Mediation Panel

March 2, 2020

Accord Mediationa and Arbitration is pleased to announce that Robert Sartin has joined Accord Mediation & Arbitration as one of our mediators.


Why Would a Judge Become a Mediator?

November 21, 2019

It's not unusual for judges to move into the field of civil mediation. Upon retiring from the bench in 2018, Honorable Mary Fitzgerald was asked by many attorneys if she intended to mediate cases. Read on as she explains why she chose Accord Mediation & Arbitration to develop her mediation skills after retiring from the bench.


Accord Mediation Welcomes Christian Tolen

November 1, 2019

Accord Mediation & Arbitration is happy to announce the addition of M. Christian Tolen as a mediator. Mr. Tolen obtained mediation training through the Tulsa County Adjunct Settlement Program and has mediated over 100 cases as an Adjunct Settlement Judge.


Accord Mediation Welcomes Judge Mary Fitzgerald and Danny Williams, Sr.

October 17, 2019

Accord Mediation & Arbitration is proud to welcome two of Oklahoma’s most respected attorneys to its mediation panel.


Ted Sherwood Receives 2019 TulsaPeople Lawyer of the Year Award

April 9, 2019

Ted Sherwood, Sr. of Accord Mediation and Arbitration, LLC and Sherwood, McCormick & Robert has received the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Tulsa award for Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiff.


How to Avoid Blowing Up a Mediation: Four Tips to Avoid Disaster and Destruction

February 5, 2019

Things can get intense in a mediation proceeding. John McCormick with Accord Mediation & Arbitration offers four ways to avoid blowing up a mediation and gain a satisfied client and successful resolution.


Advice from a Mediator: Strategies to Prevent Litigation

January 4, 2019

Mediator Hugh Robert with Accord Mediation & Arbitration offers strategies to prevent litigation. “My role in advising is not just on the legal or business structure side, but also an advisor to make them think about what happens “if” this happens."


A Fresh Set of Eyes: Getting the Most Out of Your Mediator

October 23, 2018

Can't see the forest for the trees? In this article, Ted Sherwood discusses how to get the most out of your mediator.


Anger, Tears, and Fear: Managing a Clients'​ Emotions During Mediation

October 2, 2018

Dealing with anger, fear, and tears in a mediation is part of the territory. In this article, Accord Mediation owner, Ted Sherwood, discusses 5 ways to deal with clients' emotions in order to successfully resolve conflict.


Mediation: Then and Now

September 5, 2018

In the 70s, mediation services as we know it were practically non-existent. Mediator John McCormick discusses the evolution of mediation and its benefits to both lawyer and client.


Lawsuit Protocol: Call attorneys, but Take Time for Business

August 22, 2018

This article spells out the effort that small business owners must put into protracted litigation and lawsuits. Accord Mediation & Arbitration can keep your business on track when hit with a lawsuit.