Assisting Clients With Arbitration, Mediation And Other Forms Of Alternative Dispute Resolution

At Loughlin FitzGerald we assist clients in Wallingford, New Haven and throughout Connecticut with arbitration, mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) sanctioned by the state of Connecticut. ADR is designed to be a fair, cost effective way of resolving disputes that avoids the emotionally draining and time-consuming process of going to court. We often recommend arbitration and mediation to our clients as a way to avoid the unpredictability and cost of going to trial. The attorneys at Loughlin FitzGerald represent clients in dispute resolution proceedings across a range of litigation areas including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, commercial and business disputes.

How Arbitration Is Used To Settle Disputes

Arbitration is similar to a court case. The process is set up with either a three-arbitrator panel or a single arbitrator who makes decisions based on evidence presented by the parties in dispute. Prior to the start of arbitration, the parties decide if the arbitration is binding or non-binding; binding arbitration effectively replaces the trial process while non-binding arbitration results in an advisory opinion that is not enforceable by law. Arbitration is typically done as a binding process; mediation is usually recommended when a non-binding process is preferred.

How Mediation Is Used To Settle Disputes

Mediation is often used as a way to settle disputes before they escalate into a lawsuit. Like arbitration, mediation involves a neutral third party to act as mediator. The mediator is typically an attorney, but does not give legal advice or judge the legal merits of the arguments presented. The role of the mediator is to bring the two sides to an agreement in a non-hostile environment. If an agreement cannot be reached, the mediation results in an impasse and the two sides must decide on the next course of action.

Find Out How Loughlin FitzGerald Can Assist With Dispute Resolution

If you are looking for a lawyer to help you through the process of arbitration or mediation or any other method of alternative dispute resolution, call us now at 866-475-8805 or contact us online. We can help you avoid the cost, stress, and time-consuming process of going to court.