Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms like arbitration and mediation can be initiated by the disputing parties, or they may be mandated by legislation, by the courts, or by terms of a contract.
How Is Arbitration Different From Traditional Litigation?
Arbitration is like traditional civil litigation in that a neutral intermediary hears the disputants’ arguments and imposes a final and binding decision that is enforceable by the courts.
It is unlike traditional litigation because the disputants in arbitration promise to settle future disputes by arbitration even before a dispute materializes. Another difference is that the disputants select the arbitrator in an arbitration, in civil litigation, disputants don’t choose the judge.
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Why Is Mediation Different From Arbitration?
Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. Unlike arbitration, which has some of the elements of a trial, mediation involves no decision-making by the neutral third party. For more information, see Why Mediation?
Two Skilled Mediators, Each With 30 Years Of Experience In The Law
At Mediated Resolutions, in Atlanta, Georgia, we assist parties in resolving disputes as different as medical malpractice claims, disputes requiring real estate mediation, and motor vehicle accident claims. This is a comprehensive list of the kinds of disputes we mediate:
Workers’ compensation coverage disputes
Personal injury claims
Medical malpractice claims
Nursing home abuse claims
Employment and labor law
Business and commercial law
Real property disputes
Georgia Personal Injury And Insurance Coverage Mediation
It happens that Steven L. Head, Louis K. Polonsky and Burton L. Tillman are veteran attorneys, and that is an important topic for us. But mediation is different from litigation in another way: a mediator need not know everything about the law in all these areas. Rather, the mediator’s job is to keep order while disputants and their lawyers argue the details.
We don’t need to be experts on, for instance, insurance law and real estate law. Those experts are already in the room. Our challenge is to keep the process going forward in a trustworthy fashion, and to offer a compromise that the disputants themselves come up with.
Come To Us, Or We Come To You
We maintain a mediation facility in Atlanta. But we are not anchored to the office. We travel frequently to other parts of Georgia to mediate problems.
Are you in a dispute you need to resolve quickly and affordably? Call the Atlanta experienced mediation attorneys at Mediated Resolutions at 678-539-1080, toll free 800-655-4108; or describe your situation using our online form.