“Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (Corona) virus, we are offering online mediations as an alternative to in person mediations! Please contact us for more information.”

Online Mediations Available – call 207-655-6677, email:

Why Conflict Solutions?
“We are the only firm with extensive experience in co-mediation. We offer co-mediation for all of our significant cases with four or more parties.”

Conflict Solutions is made up of highly experienced, qualified and creative dispute resolution experts. Each year, Pat Coughlan and Devon Coughlan mediate some of the largest and most complex multiparty lawsuits in the country. Our practice is national and international in scope. Our expertise allows us to effectively handle any matter, large or small. We bring tremendous value to every matter and succeed in resolving over 90% of disputes. Each year Pat Coughlan and Devon Coughlan mediate some of the largest and most complex multiparty lawsuits in the country.

Patrick C. Coughlan Esq. President, Conflict Solutions Inc

Patrick Coughlan is the “go to” mediator for complex multi-party construction and insurance matters. He also has extensive experience mediating intellectual property, mass tort, and catastrophic cases. He has mediated over 20 billion dollars worth of cases to date and travels throughout the world to settle the most challenging matters. He often hears: “I thought this case could never be settled” from participants after a settlement is obtained. Patrick is particularly skilled at dealing with difficult people and situations. He is able to build trust with all mediation participants in an effective and timely manner. He is even-handed in his approach to participants and never plays favorites.

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Devon G. Coughlan Esq. Conflict Solutions Inc

Devon Coughlan specializes his mediation practice in the areas of national and international construction and insurance coverage disputes, with a focus on large, multi-party cases. A commercial and construction litigation attorney for many years, Devon is now one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and credible large-case construction and insurance coverage mediators in the country.  His experience and expertise includes familiarity with every conceivable kind of construction and design related claim, as well as their associated insurance coverage dynamics, in projects from NFL stadiums to suspension bridges, international airports to high-rise condos, highways to hospitals, reservoirs to …

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Devon G. Coughlan

Conflict Solutions Inc

Rachel M. Beaudoin Vice President, Conflict Solutions Inc

Rachel M. Beaudoin, Vice President of Conflict Solutions, joined the firm in 1996.  She is responsible for managing all of the firm’s commercial mediation caseload and oversees the day-to-day operations of Conflict Solutions. Rachel has a degree in business administration and an extensive background in that field.  For nearly twenty years prior to joining Conflict Solutions, she served as a corporate officer and executive secretary of a multi media communications corporation. Her career is wide ranging and includes working as a marketing representative for a worldwide aircraft services corporation and as a school coordinator of public relations and communications.

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Rachel M. Beaudoin

Vice President, Conflict Solutions Inc

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Zoom Mediation – What works? What doesn’t?

By: Patrick C. Coughlan, Esq.By now most lawyers have participated in an electronic mediation where participants are visible to each other. Most participants to a Zoom type mediation have been pleasantly surprised by the ease of the process, and the positive results achieved. The lawyers who have been displeased with the use of Zoom generally participated in a process that was poorly...
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Managing Multi-Party Construction Disputes by Patrick C. Coughlan, Esq. & Jeff Trueman, Esq.

The Problem Litigated construction disputes often involve numerous parties, such as developers, general contractors and various sub-contractors, architects, engineers, and perhaps financial institutions and public entities. Numerous claims, cross- and counter-claims are asserted, often arising under the contract and/or professional negligence theories. This makes for a dense maze of claims...
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…  Zoom Mediations that is!We have conducted over 40 mediations by Zoom since Mid-March, many involving over 20 participants. Although managing large groups is challenging, we are successfully settling both large and small cases. Lawyers are gaining experience in electronic mediations and using them to mediate a growing number of cases.The good news is that all participants to...
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