Independent Arbitration Services
An independent mediator and arbitrator, not connected with any organization, other firms or attorneys, provides the parties extra assurance of entirely neutral treatment, privacy, and economical and efficient administration.
Beginning in 1986, my law practice has included arbitration and mediation with private parties, for the courts, and under auspices of organizations administering arbitration programs. My education has included special training in arbitration and mediation through the Hennepin County courts, Minnesota Association of Mediators, American Arbitration Association, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Erickson Mediation Institute. I previously served on bar association committees involved with alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) and lawyer professionalism.
I serve on the arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association, and have arbitrated matters through the Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County) Alternative Dispute Resolution program. I am also a volunteer mediator of attorney-client fee disputes through the Seventh District Bar Association and have been a frequent arbitrator of No-fault automobile insurance disputes involving insurance companies and insured parties.
My education, work, and litigation background include construction and engineering, injuries and medical issues, real estate, professional malpractice and a wide variety of insurance claims.
BENEFITS OF PRIVATE, INDEPENDENT, ARBITRATION
Arbitration is useful for resolving the frequent legitimate dispute. It is the informal way to present your side of a dispute for a decision within the parameters you have set. It offers a private and efficient way to present the controversy for a determination. Arbitration is usually quicker and less expensive than litigation.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has adopted rules encouraging mediation and arbitration of cases already in the courts. Parties can also choose to mediate or arbitrate controversies which have not been commenced in the courts.
Arbitration is flexible. The parties to the dispute will select the issues, the form of the decision, other ground rules, and the arbitrator(s).