Alternative Dispute Resolution
Paley Rothman’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group offers clients a variety of cost-efficient alternatives to the traditional litigation process. Our attorneys are highly skilled at resolving personal and business disputes, often before formal litigation has begun.
Alternative dispute resolution is a private, informal process intended to help disputing parties achieve a satisfactory resolution without going through a court trial. To meet that objective, our attorneys provide clients with settlement assistance prior to initiating litigation, as well as advice on mediation, arbitration and other ADR alternatives to court litigation. If litigation has already begun, we are often able to apply our resolution skills to bring the case to a faster conclusion.
The members of this practice group have extensive experience in a variety of ADR techniques such as mediation, arbitration, mini-trials and neutral case evaluation, among others. Arthur House, the chair of this practice group, serves as both a court-appointed mediator and a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Panel of Neutrals (Arbitration) and Panel of Mediators. Each of our ADR attorneys has received specialized training in mediation, arbitration or ADR advocacy and counseling, and all actively serve as court-appointed mediators, ADR neutrals or counselors. The hands-on experience of our ADR attorneys as active mediators and arbitrators is coupled with years of experience representing clients in ADR proceedings. This combination of skills provides our clients with invaluable insights learned from all sides of the ADR process. Our collective ADR capabilities along with our extensive litigation experience enables us to recognize the strengths and shortcomings of cases as they move through the often confusing processes of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
The ADR practice group regularly draws upon attorneys from Paley Rothman’s other practice areas to provide solutions that address all aspects of our clients’ complex personal and business-related legal problems.
December 12, 2017
Eleven Paley Rothman attorneys were named to the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list and six were selected 2018 "Maryland Rising Stars." Glenn Cooper was selected in the Top 10 in Family Law.Read More
The Maryland Court of Appeals recently created a new standard for the enforceability of contract provisions that seek to shorten the time in which a party can file claims...Read More
For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list...
Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.