Mette, Evans and Woodside trial attorneys have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Not every legal case results in litigation, nor should it. At times when alternative dispute resolution is an appropriate option, our attorneys can provide guidance in mediation and arbitration. Often, mediation or arbitration can bring resolution to legal dispute at a lesser expense and shorter time than a trial.
Mediation brings together the parties involved in a dispute, along with their attorneys, to explore potential agreeable solutions. A mediator's recommendations are not binding to either party.
Arbitration utilizes an individual or a panel of impartial arbitrators rather than a judge or jury to hear the dispute. Arbitrators make a binding decision regarding the disposition of the case.
At the administrative level, we represent public and private individuals and entities in proceedings before administrative agencies such as the Environmental Hearing Board, the Public Utility Commission, the EEOC and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, municipal boards and commissions, and the Board of Claims.
Contract Disputes • Employment Issues • Personal Injury Cases • Real Estate Issues • Broker And Securities Disputes