Alternate Dispute Resolution in Pennsylvania
Let Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC Help You
The Pittsburgh attorneys of Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC are experienced
in mediation and other means of resolving disputes while they maintain
active trial practices. They have the skills in negotiations and in decision-making
that help others resolve their disputes. They have been retained by other
law firms to help them resolve their internal disputes and have successfully
negotiated many settlements. The
Honorable Joseph Del Sole (retired) and
Arthur Stroyd have been certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR")
as an area of their expertise; they handle mediations, arbitrations and
early neutral evaluations. If you are in need of dispute resolution and
looking where to turn, the Pittsburgh attorneys at our firm can help.
Types of Dispute Resolution We Can Help With
Alternate dispute resolution allows you to settle a dispute without the
need for litigation. Many choose to utilize these methods to encourage
a collaborative settlement and understand the position of the other party.
This can help each party come up with a creative solution to their dispute
that may not be available in the traditional courtroom setting. Looking
for help with dispute resolution in Pittsburgh? We offer the following:
Mediation is a negotiation-based way to resolve disputes in which the parties
discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their positions through a mediator.
The mediator generally meets jointly with the parties for an open discussion
and usually then meets individually with the parties in private caucuses.
In these confidential sessions the parties may discuss their positions
more openly and may provide the mediator with insights for common grounds
that yield a mutually acceptable outcome.
Judge Del Sole and Art Stroyd have the skills in negotiations and the experience
in trials to facilitate creative and sensible resolutions of disputes.
Although Arbitration may resemble a trial, it can save time and costs.
It generally involves the presentation of a case to one or more arbitrators,
rather than a judge and jury. The hearings are private, rather than public.
The arbitrator renders a decision that, depending on the parties'
agreement, can be binding.
Unlike the negotiated approach of mediation, arbitration may lend itself
to those disputes that cannot be compromised, where the need to present
evidence to a fact-finder is unavoidable. At the conclusion of the evidence,
the arbitrator determines who is to be believed and who has presented
the more credible evidence.
The parties have the ability, when structuring their agreement to arbitrate,
to determine the extent of discovery, whether to permit pre-hearing motions,
and the nature of the award. Thus, the process can be tailored to their needs.
Judge Del Sole and Art Stroyd frequently serve as neutral arbitrators.
Early Neutral Evaluation
If the parties to a lawsuit are looking for an unbiased expert's opinion
about the strengths and weaknesses of their case, Early Neutral Evaluation
("ENE") may be the type of ADR that is preferred. While maintaining
a neutral position with the parties, the evaluator may seek further clarification
of points of contention, either in a joint session or in private, confidential
meetings. Ultimately, the neutral evaluator issues a non-binding opinion
about the expected outcome of the case that may help the parties assess
their positions more objectively.
Our Pittsburgh Attorneys Can Help You
At Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC, we have a dedication and commitment
to our clients that span the traditional forms you may find at other firms,
and this is illustrated by our conviction in helping you come to the best
conclusion in your dispute, which may not always be litigation. Our lawyers
can act as a third party to help you defend your best interests in a variety