What is mediation?
Mediation helps families and businesses create a road map to success through a safe and satisfying path to resolution. As an alternative to the litigation process, it is often a fast, affordable and convenient approach to resolving a dispute.
Mediation is voluntary, private and confidential. It is a forum where both parties in a dispute can come together to tailor a solution to meet both sides’ needs in a relaxed environment.

Who are mediators?
Mediators are neutral, third party professionals who will not favor one side or the other. They are there to identify and clarify issues they hear from both parties. They encourage communication and point out common interests of the involved parties. The help foster an mutually agreeable solution.

How does mediation work?
Both parties meet to discuss the dispute. Each party gets the opportunity to clearly state their point of view as well as understand the view point of the other party involved. Once a mutually agreeable resolution has been reached, it will be put in writing and signed by both parties, and will be a legally binding agreement. It is a great way to avoid the legal process of litigation!

Our Mediators

Alice Pike
(208) 528-6444
Alice Pike

  • Alice has worked in the legal field for over 35 years.
  • She has been a mediator since 2010, assisting in over 700 case settlements.
  • Her areas of practice include family law (approved by the Idaho Supreme Court, and listed on their roster), employment and workplace issues and consumer cases.
  • She also mediates probate cases, parent-teen disputes, and other civil matters.
  • Alice serves on the board of the CHC Foundation, is VP of the Grand Teton Mediation Association, a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the mediator representative on the Seventh Judicial District Bench & Bar Committee.
  • Alice became a Certified Professional Mediator in 2015.
  • In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family (especially her grandchildren), golf, traveling, trail riding & scuba diving.

James C. Herndon
(208) 528-6444
James C. Herndon

  • Judge Herndon graduated valedictorian, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and later his Juris Doctor Degree.
  • He ran his late father’s law practice for 20 years, conducting general civil and criminal law practice with an emphasis on litigation.
  • He served as Lemhi County Prosecuting Attorney from 1969-1973 and from 1983-1985.
  • He was elected to the District Court bench in 1987.
  • He served as a trial judge in Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District until December 31, 2006.
  • In 1991, Judge Herndon accepted the position of Administrative District Judge for the Seventh Judicial District of the State of Idaho, a position he held 14 years, until retirement.
  • Judge Herndon also served as a “pro-tem” judge from time to time and is an experienced mediator.

To read more about Judge James C. Herndon, click here.