Caniglia’s journey to mediation is somewhat different than
many neutrals, most of whom came to Alternative Dispute Resolution
as attorneys representing clients. He became interested in mediation
while working for St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company.
“I recognized in the early 1980’s that mediation was
a way to get rid of cases without the expense and vagaries of a
jury trail. St. Paul was one of the pioneers to use ADR to settle
cases.” His last position at St. Paul was as National Director
of Major Litigation settling cases around the country. His experience
resulted in Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke
asking him in 1992 to serve a three-year term on the Supreme Court
of Georgia’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution
which was charged with integrating the ADR process with the court
“That experience sealed it,” says Caniglia. Upon retirement
from St. Paul in 1999, Caniglia became a mediator after attending
the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University
School of Law in Malibu, California.
Member, Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
Member, National Academy of Distinguished Mediators
1999 - Present
Caniglia Litigation Consultation, LLC
Mediation and Arbitration Service. Mediations to be conducted at a conference center. Coffee, pastries and lunch are included.
Consulting service for attorneys and insurance companies. Services include case evaluation, negotiation assistance, mediation strategies, life care plan and economic needs evaluation.
Structured settlement evaluation and placement. License agent affiliated with The Pension Company. We have the ability to shop for the best rate. Any rate improvement wil go to provide additional benefits.
Expert witness assistance and evaluation of claim handling. process and precedures that relate to extra contractual liability.
Mediated approximately 400 cases. Successful resolution of several cases in the eight figure range. Success ration approximately 87%.
Various Mediation Courses and Seminars, Pepperdine University
Meditating The Complex Case, Pepperdine University, June 2007.
Areas of expertise:
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Liability
- Products Liability
- Insurance/Law Coverage
- General Liability
- Auto Liability
Magazine, a publication of The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association,
Spring/Summer 2006 Edition featured a interview with Caniglia, "What
Can We Do To Maximize Recovery For Our Clients?".
26, 1996 Caniglia received a recognition certificate and presentation
from The Supreme Court of Georgia:
"In recognition of your distinguished service and contribution
to the improvement of the administration of justice, you are hereby
"AMICUS CURIAE" Of The Supreme Court of Georgia
Cangila became involved in litigation consulting to provide a service
for attorneys to assist in evaluation, negotiation, mediation strategies,
life care plan, economic needs evaluation, jury consulting, and
structured settlement services. His goals is to provide this service
with an early conclusion, and expense cost containment management
resulting in the ultimate maximum benefit for the client.
He has been a speaker at numerous seminars sponsored by the Medical
Association of Georgia, State Bar of Georgia Continuing Legal Education,
and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.