ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
After suffering an injustice or encountering a dispute which seems unresolvable, many individuals and businesses immediately turn to thoughts of lawsuits and court trials. Often, however, it is possible to reach a satisfactory resolution without litigation or trial by using the services of a trained mediator or arbitrator through a process commonly referred to as alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
By serving as mediators and arbitrators in the ADR process, our team of seasoned and experienced attorneys can help individuals, businesses and other attorneys resolve a wide range of disputes, including but not limited to claims involving personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, unfair business practices, defamation, breach of contract, custody, and domestic property settlements.
In mediation, both parties may be represented by their own attorneys, and both agree to use our trained attorney as an unbiased mediator in a confidential forum. As mediators, we carefully listen to the positions of the parties and assist them in reaching an amicable resolution to the dispute. Mediation can be used by the parties before a lawsuit is filed or at any time after litigation has commenced.
In arbitration, our experienced attorneys act as the decision-maker—either alone or as part of a panel of arbitrators—considering the arguments and evidence presented by both sides and making a decision based on the facts of the case. This decision is often binding on the parties.
The advantages of ADR include:
- Accelerated resolution of the case
- Reduced cosd because of limited discovery and motion practice
- Selection of mediators and arbitrators with expertise in handling the specific type of dispute at issue
- A definitive end to the dispute due to the virtual inability to appeal the case
- Confidentiality associated with the alternative dispute resolution process
- Less adversarial nature of alternative dispute resolution
Contact the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP
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