As court trials and litigation have become more expensive, more delayed, and as governments are cutting back on court budgets and court access, alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, has become more commonplace.
I have many years of experience with court arbitration and with divorce mediation.
Call me now at 702-562-4209. I’ll tell you, at not cost to you, if you’re a good candidate for either arbitration or mediation
What is mediation?
Mediation is really just negotiation between the parties with the addition of a third party neutral person, the mediator, who attempts to bring the parties in to an agreement which can settle a case on a win/win basis instead of a win/lose basis as in an adversary trial.
What is arbitration?
ADR is out of court negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of cases and claims.
The benefits of arbitration include quick results, a fair evaluation and the conclusions of lots of cases.
Arbitration and Mediation Credentials:
Certificate from the American Bar Association in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
Arbitrator for the Nevada District Court’s ADR (alternative dispute resolution) program
22+ years of mediation experience
Benefits of mediation and/or Arbitration
Did you know? Nevada has a mandatory arbitration program for claims under $50,000. This is non-binding arbitration as the Court cannot make people waive their right to jury trial. You can do a de novo trial if your case goes on an appeal from the arbitrator.
Nevada also has a mediation program which is not as active as its arbitration program. Many contracts, agreements and insurance policies now have clauses requiring that the parties go to mediation and/or arbitration to settle any dispute rather than just going out and filing a lawsuit.
Besides not having to wait for a trial, you might consider arbitration in a civil case when you wish to preserve the relationship with the other person or business after the case is over.
Mediation and arbitration provide relaxed rules of civil procedure and evidence while allowing discovery, and either a mediation agreement or a decision by the arbitrator. Mediation does not require a trip to the courthouse, and many mediations and arbitration matters can be handled via teleconferencing or other communications equipment.
Here are some types of cases which I can arbitrate or mediate and/or help you resolve.
1. Breach of contract, i.e., business, employment, insurance, real estate, covenants not to compete, business dissolutions.
2. Divorce, domestic partnerships, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, separation, custody, cohabitation agreements.
3. Personal injury, products liability, intentional torts, discrimination, business torts, defamation, civil rights.
4. High/Low arbitrations, binding arbitrations and other scope-limited ADR proceedings and evaluations of cases and issues.
5. Collaborative divorce or collaborative business dissolution working in a team of interdisciplinary professionals to try to sort out a negotiated outcome while spending resources on support sources for the parties rather than protracted litigation.
Type of Mediation and Arbitration Representation I offer
- I represent parties in arbitrations and mediations as well as serving as an arbitrator and mediator.
- The total of my fees for services are much lower than they are for litigation, whether it’s a divorce, annulment, or other civil matter. I highly encourage my clients to participate in alternative dispute resolution.
- If you don’t have any liability insurance to provide a defense for you, then you should retain either me or another attorney for the arbitration instead of trying to represent yourself. Arbitration and mediation, just like other legal proceedings, are something to take seriously. It’s not like going to small claims court. You need a lawyer.
- You may have a good case but you probably need a lawyer to advise you on whether or not the deal you are bargaining for, or want to accept, is a good offer or not. I believe that in a large majority of cases, it is far wiser, and certainly more affordable, to choose mediation and/or arbitration over litigation.
- You will avoid the expense, delay and inconvenience of going to the courthouse. If nothing else you will get a fair evaluation of the case which may help you to settle the case.
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