Alternative Dispute Resolution
The uncertainty and cost of litigation, combined with court backlogs in California, make alternative dispute resolution (ADR) an increasingly attractive option to many litigants. At The Donovan Offices, our Los Angeles-based attorneys believe strongly in the effectiveness of arbitration and mediation and are actively involved in providing these services.
James Donovan is a certified NASD arbitration chairman, as well as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Attorney-Client Dispute Resolution Service. Mark Maisonneuve is a trained mediation/arbitration officer as well. Furthermore, Michael Glenn is a Los Angeles County Superior Court temporary judge. In each of these roles, our lawyers have gained substantial experience helping parties to a dispute resolve their differences.
This experience is also meaningful when it comes to representing our own clients. We understand both the benefits of alternative dispute resolution and how to advance our clients’ interests within these forums.
The Many Benefits Of ADR
Using ADR rather than litigation to resolve a dispute has numerous benefits for every party. These include:
- Faster results than at trial
- Cost-effective compared to litigation
- Fewer legal fees
- Less time and effort expended
- Private, rather than public
- More control compared to receiving a judge’s decision or a jury’s verdict
In an initial consultation with The Donovan Offices, our attorneys can discuss how alternative dispute resolution may benefit your business.
Contact Our ADR Attorneys Today
If you need legal assistance with a dispute and wish to use alternative dispute resolution, The Donovan Offices can assist you. Call 213-785-6816 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.