Wisconsin Mediation Attorneys
Our GCW attorneys have the knowledge and skills to use a variety of tools to help resolve your claims promptly and fairly. One such tool we use is called mediation.
A mediation is an informal process in which a neutral person, typically an attorney who is not involved in the case, facilitates settlement negotiations between two or more parties. It is called mediation because this neutral person is known as the mediator.
Mediation can occur before a suit is started if your attorney thinks this will help move settlement negations forward. Some Wisconsin judges may require the parties to attempt to mediate their differences before any case will be allowed to go to trial. Many, but not all, cases that go to mediation do resolve successfully without resorting to a trial.
If you need help resolving a conflict involving personal injuries, insurance coverage, business litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, or other matters that are in suit or may go into suit if not settled, talk with one of our GCW attorneys about acting as a mediator.
Wisconsin Arbitration Attorneys
Like mediation, arbitration is designed to allow some disputes to be resolved before going to trial. There are two broad categories of arbitration:
- Binding Arbitration: The arbitrator listens to the facts of your case as presented by your attorney and the attorney for the other side. Then they make a decision regarding the issues in your case. You and the other side are legally bound to abide by that decision.
- Nonbinding Arbitration: The arbitrator listens to the facts of your case as presented by your attorney and the attorney for the other side. Then they make a decision regarding the issues in your case, but the decision is merely advisory and helps both parties understand how their cases will be perceived by a court of law. You and the other side can accept or reject the arbitrator's decision, but often the decision of the arbitrator is neutral and satisfactory to both parties.
In addition to presenting cases before arbitration panels, attorneys at GCW have experience acting as arbitrators. If you need an arbitrator or an arbitration lawyer, call the law offices of Gingras, Cates, and Wachs: