Litigation is time-consuming and expensive. Win, lose, or settle (and 99% of cases settle eventually) at the end of the case, all of the parties regret the stress, delay, and, particularly, the attorneys’ fees and costs. Fortunately, there is a better way to resolve legal disputes.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is widely recognized as the most fair and efficient way to resolve existing or potential legal disputes. The two most prevalent forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration. Mediation allows the parties to sit across the table with a qualified mediator, present their cases, and negotiate a settlement with the mediator’s guidance and support. The parties may or may not be represented by attorneys. Arbitration is more formal. In arbitration, the parties hire a qualified arbitrator to hear their dispute and issue a binding award that may be turned into a judgment. Mediation and arbitration can be used instead of litigation or to resolve litigation after it starts.
Civil Resolutions founder, Robert A. Lusk, is a qualified mediator and arbitrator with more than three decades of successful litigation and ADR practice. He has handled a wide variety of cases. His extensive experience revealed two truths. First, the only certain thing about litigation is attorneys’ fees and court costs. Second, the only certain thing about trials is that one or more of the parties is going to be disappointed, sometimes very disappointed.
Hard-earned experience teaches wiser attorneys that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the best way to control and resolve a potential or on-going legal dispute through mediation or arbitration. You may contact Mr. Lusk directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.