Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lawyers in this Practice

Penny A. Arning
Keith H. Burroughs
James M. Cornelius, Jr.
Nicholas J. Chase
Melissa B. Carrasco
Tracy G. Edmundson
Ron T. Hill
Allison S. Jackson
Rockforde D. King
Jeremy D. Miller
Rameen J. Nasrollahi
Reuben N. Pelot IV
Jonathan D. Reed
Cheryl Gilley Rice
Bradley C. Sagraves
Norman G. Templeton
John L. Wood
Practice Overview

Litigation can be both a costly and time-consuming process. Often, there are more expedient and cost-effective processes available to resolve disputes. In other cases, the parties may desire the privacy and confidentiality that ADR offers. The attorneys at Egerton-McAfee regularly utilize mediation, arbitration, and other forms of ADR to further the client’s goals.

Mediation is often the first step in ADR and can take many forms. It can be voluntary, where the parties attempt to settle their differences outside of the courtroom, or involuntary, where the court orders the parties to explore mediation during the litigation process. The goal of our attorneys is to effectively manage the mediation process to optimize the case outcome.

Arbitration. Many of the contracts entered into today have a mandatory arbitration clause. Even in instances where there is not a contractual obligation to arbitrate, clients often prefer the confidential nature of arbitration. Our attorneys are experienced in various arbitration forums, such as those sponsored by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS).