Practice Areas

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. Trish Weaver, 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.

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News

August 31, 2022

Glenn Cooper Listed in the Washingtonian Top Lawyers Hall of Fame

Paley Rothman is honored to have Family Law Attorney Glenn Cooper included in the Washingtonian Top Lawyers Hall of Fame. 

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Blog

Rita Moreno: Overcoming Racism and Sexism in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Best known for her iconic role as Anita in the original West Side Story film adaptation, Rita Moreno is also known as the first Latina to win an academy award for acting and...

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Awards

Litigation Attorney Trish Weaver accepted the Andrew L. Sonner Diversity Award for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession by encouraging racial and cultural diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. The award was given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Starting in November, HR Director Mandi Baldwin, Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Brandon Hallmark, and Attorney Trish Weaver took a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Course with the Bar Association of Montgomery County. We are immensely proud of the dedication of these three Paley People and encourage others to Listen, Learn and Teach.

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

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