Dispute Resolution

Different Options to Solve a Problem. Understand the Benefits.

Our team makes every effort to resolve legal disputes as efficiently and economically as possible for our clients. Some examples of dispute resolutions are as follows:

  • Alternate dispute resolution is a method to resolve legal disputes without the client being required to incur the full expense of litigation.
  • Mediation is a non-binding method to resolve a dispute which offers all parties the opportunity to participate in resolving their dispute before an impartial mediator. Many court judges refer pending lawsuits to mediation to attempt to resolve disputes before allowing the parties to continue to the final litigation stages.
  • As an alternate to a jury trial, binding arbitration requires the dispute to be submitted to an impartial arbitrator or panel of arbitrators such as the American Arbitration Association. Business contracts, financial documents and many brokerage documents contain arbitration provisions which prohibit litigation as a method to resolve disputes. Customarily, the resolution by arbitration is binding and subject to limited appeal.
  • Settlement of disputes occurs when the parties agree to resolve their dispute voluntarily through their attorneys. No third-party is involved in the resolution of the dispute. The settlement process occurs through offers and counter-offers made by parties to each other. Settlement allows each party to participate in what action they would be willing to take to resolve the dispute. Many cases are resolved by the settlement process.

The mediation and settlement process allows the client to make settlement decisions acceptable to them in a controlled environment. Arbitration and litigation resolve disputes often without the client’s in-depth participation except in the presentation of evidence process.