Mediation: An Alternative to Litigation
While we are experienced litigation attorneys and always prepared for trial, we work to help our clients reach quick and cost-effective resolutions to their business and family disputes. To this end, we offer mediation, voluntary settlement conference and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as dispute resolution options. Our solution-oriented approach is designed to help you move forward and put your problems behind you. To learn more about whether mediation or another form of ADR would be beneficial to you, discuss this option with one of our experienced attorneys.
Generally, ADR consists of mediation or arbitration. With mediation a third party (the mediator) assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Parties to a dispute may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as business and commercial, family law disputes, workplace, personal injury cases and many others.
Mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation may lack. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process.
Arbitration is similar to a court case in that one or more individuals act as the judge. Arbitrations are typically informal and conducted in an office conference room. They can be binding or non-binding depending upon the circumstances. In some cases, arbitration can be quicker and more economical than traditional litigation.
To learn more about mediation or arbitration, call us at 714-406-4595, or send us a message online.