Melinda Gehris, Hess Gehris Solutions, Concord

Specializing in Mediation



We’ve selected six Lawyers of the Year for portraits and to share trends in their legal specialties and a quotation that has inspired them in their work.

Notable trend: When I began mediating in 1994, the practice was a relatively new part of the litigation process. Over the past 20 years, lawyers and clients have accepted mediation as an integral part of most court systems, including those in New Hampshire. More recently, mediation and other facilitated conversations have become more prevalent outside the court system. Families, businesses, municipalities and nonprofits recognize the importance of managing conflict. Addressing conflict in a less formal setting before entering the court system often provides the opportunity to find a broader range of possible solutions than are achievable through litigation. Assisting parties in creating the best solution possible is my favorite part of mediation.

“Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete.”
— Paul Kalanithi, “When Breath Becomes Air”

Hess Gehris Solutions
95 N. State Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-0477

More local lawyers that you should meet

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Prepared for Anything
    As the global future grows more unpredictable, some people are staking out their own worlds and...
  2. 2018's Best New Restaurants
    Over the last year, Food Editor Susan Laughlin traveled the state, searching for notable new...
  3. How Food Can Affect Your Mood
    What you do (and don’t) eat can affect your stress level and more.
  4. Tales From Fritz
    Fritz Wetherbee shared three creepy local stories guaranteed to inspire some Halloween chills....
  5. The Immortal Daniel Webster
    The great orator, statesman and diplomat Daniel Webster was “God-like” in his day, and,...
  6. Movie Star
    Meet Barry Steelman of Concord’s Red River Theatres, this year's winner of the NH Film...
  7. Symphony NH Holiday House Tour
    This annual tour and fundraiser, happening December 1-2, will inspire you to decorate your own...
Edit ModuleShow Tags