Mediation & Arbitration

Litigation is not always the answer. Many people are often intimidated by the financial and emotional exhaustion that can come with the legal process of trials, not to mention the apprehension of not knowing for certain how a jury will decide until the very end. That is why people are increasingly avoiding the burden of a trial and choosing alternative dispute resolution processes like mediation and arbitration. These processes allow two conflicting parties to resolve their dispute with the facilitation of a neutral third party in a confidential and non-hostile environment. Both processes can be binding or non-binding, but mediation is generally considered as non-binding and arbitration as binding.

Attorneys certified in mediation and arbitration at Hathaway & Kunz are ready to assist clients through their alternative dispute resolution processes.

Mediation: Opposing parties come together in a neutral space to attempt to resolve a problem with the assistance of a third party to facilitate a resolution.

Arbitration:  Opposing parties enlist the assistance of an expert or a panel of experts to apply the law to the facts of a case and issue an award.