Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law have become increasingly popular with businesses and individuals seeking opportunities to resolve complex and high-stakes legal disputes without the expense of traditional litigation.
At Slaten Law, P.C., we are committed to helping the practice of law adapt to client needs and expectations. Our firm includes trained mediators, arbitrators and collaborative law attorneys, as well as lawyers who are experienced at representing individual parties in these proceedings.
Helping Businesses And Individuals Nationwide Navigate ADR Proceedings
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings are designed to help parties to legal disputes minimize the expense of resolving those disputes and, where desirable, preserve ongoing business and personal relationships. The following are the most common types of ADR:
- Mediation: In mediation proceedings, a neutral mediator meets with the parties in an effort to help them resolve the matter through a voluntary agreement. The parties then go back to their attorneys to have the agreement formally drafted into a settlement.
- Arbitration: In arbitration proceedings, a neutral arbitrator stands in the place of a judge, hearing each party’s case and issuing a ruling. Arbitration is less formal and typically less costly than litigation, and it leaves the door open for more innovative approaches.
- Collaborative law: In collaborative proceedings, each party is represented by a lawyer, but the parties enter into agreement that is designed to avoid a trial. Collaborative law is often used in family law matters, but it has major potential for use in commercial disputes.
Our firm includes four attorneys with advanced degrees from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, one of the premier ADR programs in the country, as well as lawyers who have been trained and certified through other programs.
Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, our alternative dispute resolution attorneys serve clients nationwide. Whether you are looking for a neutral mediator, arbitrator or an attorney to guide you through the ADR process, please contact us at 334-328-3894, toll-free at 877-464-5022 or by email.