Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
After recently forming Long & Gilliam, an Association of Sole Practitioners, with Scott Long, James Gilliam has announced his recent membership in Mediation.com, the fastest-growing online mediation portal in an effort to raise his profile as a mediation professional in the field of labor and employment.
“For me, mediation is a powerful tool that anyone – any attorney or individual – should have in resolving any disputes. Sitting down and talking with the guidance of an experienced professional is always the best way to begin a resolution process,” Gilliam said.
Upon his return from active duty as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Gilliam served as general counsel to the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board. He later practiced primarily in labor and employment litigation where he gained substantial experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sector. Due to the knowledge he gained in this field, Gilliam is able to effectively mediate issues involving business, commercial, contract, employment, insurance and labor and workers' compensation disputes.
In addition to having been included in Chambers USA® in the area of labor and employment law, Gilliam is listed in the SuperLawyers® listing in the area of employment and labor law and The Best Lawyers in America. He also holds an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He now serves as a mediator for the Polk County Mediation Program and is a member and SPHR certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).