At Atkinson & Shenfield, our attorneys know that sometimes court and costly litigation is unavoidable. For less complex cases, however, or for those that can be settled out of court, our experience can dedication can help. Alternatives to court include arbitration and mediation, both of which involve negotiation between parties without involving a judge or jury.
Our attorneys work to find an alternative route to litigation. This can help save you time, money, and stress. Contact us today when you need legal help.
What Is Arbitration?
An arbitration case uses a neutral third party who is well-versed in the field of law which both parties are fighting. This third party has the knowledge to make an informed decision to decide the case without getting the state or federal court system involved.
An arbitrator can:
How Can Mediation Help My Case?
Where an arbitrator is directly involved in making the final decision, a mediator helps the parties come to an agreement on their own. Mediators also have a deep knowledge of the laws, but use this to speak with both sides about their case and their legal options.
Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator will help put the decisions in writing and get the agreement approved by a judge. Cases involving high emotions or contentious issues usually benefit the most from mediation so both sides of a case can come to an agreement that best suits them without having to fight in court.
Help for a Number of Cases
When we cannot settle your case through an alternative dispute resolution method like arbitration or mediation, our lawyers are also skilled litigators. We are not afraid to represent your rights and best interests, no matter how complicated your case may be.
Call Atkinson & Shenfield at (650) 373-2054 to discuss your case with a skilled attorney today.