Skilled Seattle, Washington Arbitration and Mediation Attorneys
When your legal dispute is referred for arbitration or mediation, it’s important to remember you are still involved in an adversarial legal process. Moreover, if you agree to binding arbitration, you are giving up any and all rights to appeal the decision. Under those circumstance, you want a skilled, fair and unbiased mediator or arbitrator.
What’s the difference between arbitration and mediation?
Mediation can be seen as the first step in a two-step process. During mediation, parties may argue over the interpretation of a clause in a contract or a fair award for damaged property. The mediator works with them to forge an agreement. He does not impose a result, but rather helps them achieve it. If the parties can’t agree, the dispute might move to arbitration, where a neutral arbitrator listens, then renders a decision. In non-binding arbitration, the parties can reject the decision, then move on to binding arbitration or trial. In binding arbitration, parties agree to abide by whatever the arbitrator decides and there is no appeal.
Contact a determined Seattle, Washington arbitration and mediation firm
When you are looking for an experienced, skilled, fair and unbiased neutral, contact Craig C. Beles to schedule an interview. Call 206.623.9119 or contact the firm online today.