Jennings Strouss attorneys understand the realities of litigation in the 21st Century. When appropriate, they offer guidance with dispute resolution outside of the courtroom. Our attorneys have practical experience in the ADR process as both advocates and facilitators and serve as mediators, arbitrators, neutral fact finders, and court settlement officials.
Our attorneys take the time to understand a client’s goals and then works aggressively to achieve them. They also work as true facilitators to maximize the potential for a satisfactory outcome for all parties involved in the resolution process. They have experience assisting with the resolution of numerous types of disputes, including attorney fees, attorney partnerships, bankruptcy, civil, commercial, construction, employment, family law, legal malpractice, and professional responsibility.
ADR has gained significant acceptance as a flexible approach to resolving disputes, often confidentially and efficiently. Our attorneys possess the skill and experience that is essential in assisting parties with problem-solving. Whether acting as advocates or as neutrals, our energetic and knowledgeable attorneys stand ready to address even the most complex legal and factual issues innovatively and strategically.
Arbitration and Mediation
Arbitration allows a selected arbitrator or panel of arbitrators to make a decision that is binding on the parties. Arbitrators can be chosen with expertise in a particular area if desired. Our attorneys are experts in numerous fields of law and have served as arbitrators for a wide range of disputes.
Mediation allows parties to negotiate a mutually-acceptable resolution of the dispute in a confidential setting, with the assistance of a neutral mediator. If the parties are unable to settle, they may continue to use other dispute resolution techniques, such as arbitration, or may litigate their claims in court, if permitted. The presence of an experienced mediator can often help resolve the matter and provides both sides with a candid evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of their case.
Neutral Fact Finding and Care Assessment
Neutral fact-finding and case assessment allow our attorneys to investigate a matter in an independent approach and advise clients (or parties, if desired) on the results of that inquiry. We assist clients in evaluating the merits and risks of the matter, which often leads to earlier case resolution, if appropriate.
Settlement negotiations allow parties to resolve disputes without the formal procedures or expense of a third party, such as an arbitrator or mediator.
Mini-trials allow parties that are expecting to proceed through litigation to test the strength of their case through an abbreviated, non-binding hearing.