Providing You With Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Mediation And Arbitration
Disputes arise in every human endeavor. Traditionally, going to court was the way matters resolved, whether by a judge or jury. Increasingly, the cost of litigation and the recognition that certain matters are simply not suited to trial has resulted in a growing reliance of alternative dispute resolution rather than litigation.
With more than 25 years of experience as trial counsel, we recognize it is not always advisable nor is it always the smartest financial decision to try the case in court. We encourage clients to consider forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, for resolving conflicts in business, real estate and estate administration.
If you are involved in a dispute, we can bring our experience to the table and assist in getting a result that is fair and workable for the parties.
Can Your Case Be More Effectively Resolved Through Mediation Or Arbitration?
Alternative dispute resolution can be applied to many types of disputes, including those involving the business world, residential and commercial real estate, and conflicts that arise while handling the final affairs of a decedent’s estate.
At The Mead Law Firm, in Portland, Oregon, our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience litigating cases through trial in state and federal courts throughout the Northwest. We understand the benefits, costs, strategies and risks of going to trial, and we know the advantages of a creative settlement. We also understand alternative dispute resolution involves patience, creative thinking and a view to the long game. We will bring transparency, candor and experience to the negotiating table. By looking for areas of agreement and focusing on areas of real dispute, we can efficiently create solutions without placing the decision in the hands of strangers, instead keeping the decision-making where it belongs — with you.
Our principle attorney, George Mead, has sat as a court-appointed arbitrator on a range of matters, including breach of contract, construction disputes and collections matters. He has extensive familiarity with both the court-annexed arbitration rules, as well as the ASP and AAA arbitration rules. Mr. Mead has arbitrated dozens of cases, large and small, and has acted both as plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel.