Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys:
In some cases, resolving a dispute through means of mediation or arbitration, rather than litigation, may better serve the interests of all parties. Comprising attorneys experienced in these disciplines, our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group can assess your case to recommend the best possible approach.
Our lawyers often are selected or appointed by other lawyers and judges as mediators and arbitrators to resolve a wide range of conflicts involving ongoing lawsuits as well as disputes that could lead to litigation.
Mediation: The practice of engaging a knowledgeable lawyer as a third-party neutral to help parties arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome has been on the rise, and for good reason. The mediation process is flexible and informal. The benefits associated with a mediator-facilitated resolution of a dispute include lower costs, quicker results, more control and confidentiality, and the approach can lessen the emotional toll often associated with litigation. In mediation, the parties control the ultimate resolution of the dispute.
Arbitration: In this form of ADR, presentations are made through lawyers, and the outcome of the dispute relies on the private determination made by a qualified, independent, third-party lawyer acting as an arbitrator. The result is typically binding. The arbitration process maintains a certain degree of formality, but is more flexible than litigation. In arbitration, the arbitrator controls the ultimate resolution of the dispute.
No matter which approach is selected, we devote our attention to the fair and expeditious resolution of disputes with the goal of allowing our clients the flexibility to structure those resolutions without the costs, delays, and uncertainties of a trial.
Some of the many areas of law within which our ADR group has resolved include:
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
- Professional Malpractice Claims
- Insurance Policy Claims
- Estate and Trust Disputes
- Employment and Discrimination Claims
- Real Estate, Zoning, and Land Use Matters
- Professional Practice and Business Owner Disputes
- Construction Claims
- Divorce and Custody Disputes