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Advantages of ADR and Mediation to Litigation

 

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

At Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC our experienced trial lawyers are just as proud of their risk management and litigation avoidance functions as they are of their proven abilities to defeat 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.

Pennsylvania’s Litigation Powerhouse Can Help You Avoid the Courtroom

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

Alternative dispute resolution encourages a collaborative settlement that promotes both sides understanding a question and that sets a tone of cooperation for future dealings. Early neutral evaluation can be a time-saving procedure where the strengths and weaknesses of both sides are set forth and an outcome is anticipated.

Arbitration involves a private hearing that results in a binding resolution by an independent arbitrator.

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

Virtual Mediations
 
Travel being difficult, time-consuming and expensive and social distancing being encouraged, the mediations at Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC have been effectively conducted virtually for the past several months – at no extra cost to the participants. Zoom software allows effective, efficient interaction among the parties regardless of location. Breakout rooms permit private discussions while pertinent documents and graphics can be easily shared. For anyone who is still unfamiliar with virtual mediations, pre-mediation rehearsals are available
 

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 at our Pittsburgh law offices. We can be reached at 412-261-2393.