Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Deakin, Edwards & Clark LLPAlternative Dispute Resolution entails settling disputes outside of the courtroom. With the rising costs of litigation and backups in the court systems, ADR may be the right alternative for your legal issue.

How ADR Works

Through negotiation, the parties involved in the dispute gain more control over the process and the solution as opposed to litigation. The process usually includes an evaluation by a neutral attorney experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution, who will then guide both parties through negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration as required.

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution practice is led by Attorney Peter Clark. A Civil Litigator in the Federal and State Courts in Connecticut, he has handled hundreds of cases. As a Mediator, Peter’s extensive experience and training in negotiation helps him bring opposing parties together to work out a settlement or agreement.

Another form of ADR is arbitration. Arbitration is more similar to a trial, but with limited discovery and simplified rules of evidence. An arbitral panel is used. This can be one arbitrator who both sides agree upon, or one arbitrator can be on each side with a third arbitrator elected to oversee the process. Opinions are not public record. Arbitration has long been used in labor, construction, and securities regulation. It has been gaining popularity in other business disputes.

For more information about ADR, please contact by email at: or by calling (203) 387-5100.

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