ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)
Pacific Apex attorneys are trained in several ADR techniques including mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and workplace facilitation. In fact, some of our attorneys have earned advanced legal degrees in ADR. As a result, our attorneys not only represent clients in ADR proceedings, but some of our attorneys are also highly seasoned and skilled mediators and arbitrators and offer ADR training.
We understand that ADR often presents unique opportunities for parties to take charge of legal disputes and conclude what otherwise would be lengthy, unpredictable, and costly litigation. Trials are not always the most advantageous way to resolve disputes. Generally speaking, Pacific Apex encourages ADR, when appropriate, for the following reasons:
Provides creative alternatives to disputes (mediation);
Improves communication between the parties;
Removes the emotional stress of a litigated matter;
Reduces the financial expense of a litigated matter;
Promotes efficient negotiations;
Reduces the uncertainty associated with a trial;
Offers confidentiality; and
Throughout the ADR process, third-party neutrals are able to assist parties evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their claims and evaluate the risks. Disputing parties are able to reach mutually acceptable settlements.
Representing Clients in ADR Proceedings
Our attorneys seek to optimize case outcomes while managing the costs, time, and stress of a lawsuit. At Pacific Apex, we evaluate the most appropriate and effective strategies to reach clients’ goals. ADR provides a less adversarial process and is best suited for parties that wish to resolve the issue more quickly, discreetly, and with more control.
Pacific Apex’s ADR attorneys provide mediation and arbitration representation to parties involved in disputes as an alternative to litigation and trial. Our ultimate goal is to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable settlement. This structured mediation process is focused on effective communication and achieving a timely agreement. Pacific Apex ADR attorneys will facilitate continued negotiations until a resolution is reached.
Pacific Apex’s ADR team members have a wealth of experience in an array of practice areas that include personal injury litigation, medical malpractice litigation, business and commercial litigation, and high-stakes complex litigation. Our ADR attorneys have received extensive training in their particular field. As a result of this training and experience, Pacific Apex’s ADR attorneys bring to the table a unique skill-set that allows them to help parties navigate the strengths and weaknesses of their claims; therefore, highlighting the benefits of resolving high stakes cases through mediation.
Choosing Us as Your Mediator or Arbitrator
Due to court-mandated mediation programs and the increased prevalence of arbitration clauses, many parties participate in mediation or arbitration as an alternative to court. Pacific Apex is fortunate to have several attorneys that have received advanced training and certification in mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and workplace facilitation. Our ADR attorneys also have thousands of hours of practical experience. Pacific Apex attorney-mediators and arbitrators have experience including, but not limited to, contract disputes, construction defect, personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic relations, sale of goods, real estate and property rights, probate, employment disputes, anti-discrimination, healthcare disputes, insurance matters and disputes, and commercial business.
If you live in Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Vermont or any additional state we serve, contact us today.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
We offer in-person and virtual ADR education and training for employers, employees, nonprofits, government agencies and other businesses nationwide through Pacific Apex Consulting. Training topics and workshops include negotiation, mediation (facilitative, evaluative and transformative), apology and forgiveness, effective communication, appreciative inquiry leadership, successful team management, workplace conflict resolution, and community dispute resolution. Please contact us to discuss providing customized ADR training for your organization.