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Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Adams and Reese Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Team brings a strong group of experienced litigation attorneys serving as neutral mediators and arbitrators to resolve disputes between litigating parties in an efficient and cost-effective process. ADR is an established and growing alternative to litigation that provides the parties with the opportunity to reduce the expenses, risks and delays involved with trial practice in state and federal courts. Members of our team may be retained to serve as mediators, arbitrators, temporary judges, special masters or neutral evaluators.

Our Attorney Mediators

Our ADR team is composed of civil litigators who are also state certified mediators in Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Our mediators effectively work with the parties and their counsel to reach voluntary and confidential out-of-court settlements. Resolutions can be reached at any stage of litigation, including pre-litigation, before significant time and expenses are incurred. Our mediators have experience in the following subject matters:

  • bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
  • business and commercial
  • complex litigation
  • construction
  • employment
  • environmental
  • insurance
  • medical malpractice
  • nursing home
  • securities fraud
  • securities industry disputes
  • toxic torts
  • trusts and estates
  • personal injury
  • products liability
  • workers compensation

Our Attorney Arbitrators

Several Adams and Reese attorneys are qualified to serve as arbitrators, either as appointed by parties or, alternatively, as “neutrals” or umpires. The benefits of arbitration include the confidentiality and efficiency of the proceedings, the ability of the parties to select the arbitrators, and the flexibility to design and plan an effective arbitration process that can be customized to the needs of the parties and counsel. Our attorneys acting as arbitrators have served in various areas such as insurance, reinsurance, construction and commercial litigation. Arbitration panels on which we participate include the American Arbitration Association National Commercial Arbitration Panel and Construction Panel and ARIAS-US (AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society).