Alternative Dispute Resolution
Members of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group have extensive experience in ADR involving multiple areas of the law, including business disputes, bankruptcy issues, employment claims, construction disputes, and government relations and public affairs.
ADR has emerged as another means to resolve disputes involving many different types of claims. Arbitration and mediation are increasingly recognized by attorneys and clients as vehicles for dispute resolution that consume less time and financial resources than traditional lawsuits. Mediation, either before litigation is commenced or during the course of the lawsuit, has become commonplace in virtually every case and, in fact, is usually required by the courts. Arbitration continues to be appreciated as a non-judicial path to both factual and legal resolution in an advocacy environment.
The firm has long been involved in the multiple forms of ADR, as counsellor, advocate, or neutral (arbitrator or mediator). Our lawyers have long been involved in court appointed or private mediation proceedings, with strength and experience not only in representing a party to the dispute being mediated, but as mediator as well. While serving as mediators, we recognize the need to present a calm demeanor and address the parties’ needs and concerns in a way that brings the parties together and results in a mutually agreeable and satisfactory resolution. While serving as arbitrators, we utilize the skills we employ as litigators to analyze the facts presented and apply them to the law for a just result. Attorneys in our ADR practice group are members of the American Arbitration Association panel of neutrals.
Under any form of ADR or in any role within an ADR proceeding, our attorneys bring to the table a deep understanding of the value of resolving disputes through non-judicial proceedings.
Our Services Include:
- Arbitration Neutral
- Party representation in Arbitration
- Mediation Neutral
- Party representation in Mediation