ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Definitive Wins Over Definitive Losses
We are experienced and competent in forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration. Our Dispute Resolution attorneys have handled complex ADR procedures in the construction, telecommunications and entertainment law industries.
WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE?
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial. ADR can also give people more opportunity to determine when and how their dispute will be resolved.
Mediation may be particularly useful when parties have a relationship they want to preserve. So when family members, neighbors, or business partners have a dispute, mediation may be the ADR process to use. Mediation is also effective when emotions are getting in the way of resolution. An effective mediator can hear the parties out and help them communicate with each other in an effective and nondestructive manner.
Arbitration is best for cases where the parties want another person to decide the outcome of their dispute for them but would like to avoid the formality, time, and expense of a trial. It may also be appropriate for complex matters where the parties want a decision-maker who has training or experience in the subject matter of the dispute.