Mediation And Arbitration

Zealous Attorneys For Resolving Your Legal Disputes

At Hunter & Johnson, P.C., in Alton, we are enthusiastic proponents of resolving disputes without litigating whenever it makes sense. It is generally less expensive, less stressful, more respectful, and typically produces solutions that are more acceptable to both sides, which results in fewer problems with enforcement of the agreement.

Resolving Civil Disputes With Mediation And Arbitration

Our attorneys are adept at helping businesses and individuals resolve disputes through mediation or arbitration. Both strategies involve third-party neutrals who oversee the negotiation process. Mediation is usually nonbinding, while arbitration is often a binding process, meaning the parties must adhere to the decision made by the arbitrator or the arbitration panel.

We represent clients during the mediation of a variety of civil disputes, including real estate matters, construction disputes, and family law disputes. With nearly 35 years of cumulative experience representing clients in Illinois and Missouri, our attorneys are familiar with how judges rule in a wide variety of cases given a certain set of circumstances.

Our attorney Chris Hunter has worked from more than 10 years as a court-appointed mediation neutral, helping businesses and individuals resolve civil disputes. This gives him — and our firm — a broader perspective on the mediation process. Attorney Hunter can also provide a reasonable forecast of how a mediator may view negotiations between you and the other party in a case.

Your In Control With Alternative Dispute Resolution

The civil justice system continues to embrace alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a means of resolving differences without litigating. A number of strategies fall within the ADR category, including mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, collaborative law, and many other nonlitigation approaches.

When mediation and arbitration don’t work, we are prepared to resolve your issue with alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This is a creative option that allows businesses and individuals to come to an agreement that a court would not be allowed to impose.

Taking A Proactive Approach To Legal Disputes

Richard Susskind, a highly regarded author, and speaker on the future of the legal profession states that attorneys will increasingly bring value to their clients by providing a path to avoid disputes rather than resolve them. In short, it makes more sense to put a fence at the top of the cliff rather than an ambulance at the bottom, Susskind says.

We agree. We strive to help clients take proactive measures to prevent legal disputes in business matters, real estate transactions and municipal law. When disputes do occur, we are skilled in helping the parties resolve matters without litigating. Call 618-800-1273 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting to discuss your legal options.