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Alternative Dispute Resolution

At the law firm of Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro & Moran, we believe in the importance of analyzing all decisions from a cost-benefit standpoint. Before taking any step, one question should be asked: Are the benefits that taking this step will provide worth the costs of taking it?

Nowhere is that question more important than in determining how a case will be handled. When the costs of going to trial to resolve a dispute outweigh the benefits, then alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is the better option.

With more than 40 years of experience with legal disputes in Santa Rosa and throughout California, our attorneys can determine whether alternative dispute resolution is a beneficial option for you.

Going to Trial Means Taking a Risk

There is no such thing as a sure thing, especially when it comes to trials. There is always some amount of risk that you will lose. Additionally, going to trial can be expensive and time-consuming.

On the other hand, forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, are typically less expensive and take less time. There is also less risk.

Mediation allows both parties to work together to reach a resolution, while arbitration puts the outcome in the hands of a knowledgeable arbitrator, rather than in the hands of a jury that may have no understanding of your complex dispute.

ADR Can Resolve All Types of Disputes

Alternative dispute resolution can be used in cases involving any type of civil litigation, such as:

Contact Us Today to Discuss Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers are available to help you determine whether ADR makes sense for you. Contact us today.