We Can Help Resolve Your Dispute Outside Of Court
Arbitration and mediation are common alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods that can help parties resolve a dispute without going through courtroom litigation. Mediation, which is a nonbinding process for the parties involved, utilizes one mediator who does not judge the case. Instead, the mediator facilitates the discussions between the parties who then develop their own settlement agreement to resolve their dispute. Arbitration is another process outside traditional court litigation. In arbitration, parties take their case before a panel of arbitration judges. The arbitrators will make the decision about the case after hearing from the parties involved in the dispute. Unlike mediation, arbitration a binding process.
Mediation and arbitration can be a complex process without the help of an experienced and skilled advocate. At the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., founding attorney Levi Williams has extensive experience in ADR and can explain the process. Attorney Williams serves on the state board of Florida mediators, which is the regulatory board for the mediation in Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience mediating and arbitrating matters such as:
- Buying or selling a business
- Commercial matters
- Employment matters
- Contract disputes
- Government entities
- Breach of contract
When you work with attorney Williams, you are working with an attorney at a small firm who will give your case personal attention.
A Custom Approach To Your Mediation And Arbitration Needs
In this area of our practice, which we call “The Neutrals,” we provide a customized approach in addressing the unique needs of the parties involved. We consider the strengths and weaknesses of each side in order to help you resolve your dispute.
There are several benefits of ADR, including:
- Matters are privately handled outside of the courtroom
- More control over the process
- Long-term settlement agreements can be reached
- Can be less costly than litigation
Our experienced attorneys can help you determine if mediation or arbitration is a better option than the traditional litigation path. Arbitration is often required in some contracts, especially in employment law matters.