Rhode Island Attorneys: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Whether seeking to enforce debt payment, entangled in a business dispute, or confronting any other legal action, most clients come to Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons seeking efficient resolution to their legal problems. The time that goes into litigation combined with the court's overactive trial calendar is often so drawn out that it does not meet the needs of our clients.

At Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons, we have the experience, skill, and tenacity to represent effectively the interests of clients in litigation. However, when a more expedient resolution is in the interests of clients, we offer methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation or arbitration. Contact our Rhode Island lawyers to learn more about alternative dispute resolution and to discuss how our attorneys can meet your needs.

Providence-Based ADR Lawyers Focused on Your Needs

Our attorneys take a results-oriented approach to conflict resolution. While we prepare each case as meticulously as necessary for trial, we recognize that in some cases, this diligent approach can lead to a quicker, more cost-effective solution through mediation or arbitration.

  • Mediation: Mediation is a process by which a neutral party (the mediator) facilitates negotiations between the parties, attempting to bring them to common ground and resolve the dispute in a manner in which both parties can be satisfied.
  • Arbitration: Arbitration is a legal process similar to a trial where both sides present their case before a neutral party (the arbitrator, who is frequently a retired judge) who renders a decision on the case. The parties can agree at the onset whether the arbitrator's decision is binding or non-binding. Private arbitration is quicker than trial because it does not have a busy trial calendar resulting in significant delays.

Resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration, offers countless benefits — from reducing the expense of resolving the dispute to freeing up business resources that were focused on the dispute much sooner than if the case was resolved through trial.

Contact our Rhode Island attorneys to discuss your case and whether a method of alternative dispute resolution may be appropriate.