Alternative Dispute Resolution, also known as “ADR”, is a method whereby legal conflicts and disputes are resolved privately instead of through litigation in the public courts. ADR has been adopted by state and federal courts as an effective, efficient and inexpensive tool to overcome intractable disagreements. ADR takes many forms with facilitation, mediation and arbitration as the most common. The ADR process is typically less formal than the traditional court process and includes a neutral third-party or parties to reach a negotiated settlement. The result is that ADR provides a quicker resolution than court litigation and is more cost effective.
Hewson & Van Hellemont, P.C. offers experienced ADR professionals to assist adversaries avoid and supplement litigation. Before a lawsuit is filed, our ADR experts can help craft a mutually-agreeable solution that prevents a costly and time-consuming court litigation. If a lawsuit has already commenced, HVH ADR professionals can assist with solving any dispute ranging from discovery issues to binding arbitration.
Our legal expertise helps litigants achieve realistic understandings of their positions through thoughtful analysis of the risks of litigation compared to benefits of settlement. We apply this analysis to encourage communication, identify common goals and ultimately arrive at a fair outcome.
Our ADR services include:
- Discovery Master Services
- Special Master Services