An alternative to litigation is alternative dispute resolution which includes both mediation and arbitration. Mediation is a process by which a third party (the mediator) facilitates the negotiation of a dispute between two parties. Mediation is non-binding, which means that the mediator’s ideas are only recommendations to the parties, not directives. Mediation often takes place in conjunction with litigation in court as a vehicle for attempting to resolve conflicts prior to trial. In contrast, arbitration is a process by which an arbitrator hears both sides of a case and makes a determination as to which party should prevail. Arbitration is in lieu of a trial with a judge and/or jury. Our attorneys have experience mediating and arbitrating cases on behalf of clients as well as acting as mediators and arbitrators for third parties.
OUR GROUP IS ACTIVE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- General Civil Mediation and Arbitration
- Appellate Mediation
- Domestic Mediation