Resolving Disputes Through Alternative Means

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), particularly mediation and arbitration, is becoming more common. Arbitration may even be contractually required. In some situations, these methods may be more likely to lead to success than traditional settlement negotiation. They can be more efficient and less costly than trial, so they are often preferred. These methods are nuanced and come with their own rules, so it is important to choose a lawyer confident and experienced in guiding clients through them.

Chodos & Associates has decades of experience resolving litigation through ADR. We serve clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.

What Are Your Options Besides Litigation?

Mediation involves both sides working together to reach a mutually agreed-upon outcome. The process is facilitated by a trained mediator. Both parties are represented by their own attorneys, as usual. Mediation can be an effective way to resolve business litigation, contract disputes, entertainment litigation, real estate litigation and more.

Would Arbitration Be Effective In Your Situation

Arbitration may be required by contract in some business disputes, including shareholder disputes and partnership disputes. Unlike mediation, arbitration more closely resembles trial. The arbitrator is similar to a judge, reaching decisions based on knowledge of the law and arguments made by both sides during the course of a hearing. Chodos & Associates approach arbitrations with the same careful preparation and commitment to results that it brings to trial.

Get The Legal Help You Need

To discuss your case with Los Angeles attorney David Manning Chodos, call 866-986-7255 toll free or contact the firm online.