Advantages Of The ADR/Mediation Alternative To Litigation

Many times, civil and commercial disputes are not worth the expense, stress and gamble of a courtroom battle. Very few outright "winners" are decided by litigation anyway. But the rare "win-win" could await you if your deeply felt issues are aired in mediation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) settings.

At Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC, our experienced trial attorneys are just as proud of their risk management and litigation avoidance consultative functions as they are of proven abilities at defeating opposing counsel before judge and jury.

We carefully examine all the facts, options and angles of an individual's or corporation's case before potentially taking it to court. If those factors do not satisfy our rigid criteria, we deliver this news with straight talk to those we represent — and propose alternative methods of arriving at a favorable outcome.

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These alternative methods of working out disagreements between neighbors, business partners and competitors include:

Alternative dispute resolution encourages a collaborative settlement that promotes understanding of both sides of a question and sets a tone of cooperation for the future. "Early neutral evaluation" is a time-saving type of ADR that weighs the strengths and weaknesses of both sides and anticipates an outcome.

Arbitration involves a private hearing and results in a binding settlement by an arbitrator.

Mediation employs a neutral third party who listens to both sides and formulates a creative, practical resolution.

Our knowledgeable Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC, lawyers can tell you more about ADR, arbitration and mediation alternatives to litigation when you schedule an initial consultation with our Pittsburgh law offices.