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Arbitration And Mediation

Looking for an alternative to court for your dispute? AlpernSchubert, P.C.‘s personal injury attorneys offer impartial arbitration and mediation services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. Our attorneys will use their considerable experience to help you and the other party find a successful resolution for your dispute.

Arbitration is a specialized type of alternative dispute resolution that is used to settle cases out of court. In essence, the parties to a case allow one or multiple people to decide the outcome of their case, and they agree to accept the decision that is given. The dispute can be settled by a single arbitrator, an arbitral tribunal, or arbiters.

Mediation is a popular type of alternative dispute resolution as well and it is where negotiations are facilitated and held by a third party that is neutral to the case. Mediation is considered nonbinding.

Arbitration & Mediation – Types Of Alternative Dispute Resolution

In simpler terms, arbitration is binding while mediation is nonbinding. Arbitration is different from other types of dispute resolution, and is very similar to litigation in court, without the actual courtroom or judge. Determinations by experts and mediation are both focused more on negotiation, while arbitration is focused on a final and binding decision. Arbitration is commonly used for things like international commercial transactions, commercial disputes or other similar things. Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory and can be either binding or nonbinding.

Mediation is also known as alternative or appropriate dispute resolution, and it is designed to assist two or more people in settling disputes through negotiations and agreements. Whether mediation results in an agreement or not, the actual parties are the ones that decide the actual outcome. They do not have to comply with orders or accept the decision of the mediator. Mediation can involve individuals, organizations, states, communities or other parties that have a vested interest in the outcome of the dispute. Mediators are quite beneficial when parties are trying to reach an agreement because they use specialized techniques to open or improve dialogue between the parties. Each party must deem the mediator to be impartial in order for mediation to work as it should.

Disputants may use mediation in numerous types of disputes, such as legal, commercial, diplomatic, family matters, community and workplace. A third-party representative contracts and mediates between the unions and the corporations. When a workers’ union goes on strike, a dispute takes place and the corporation hires a third party to intervene in an attempt to settle a contract or agreement between the union and the corporation.

Our Arbitration Services Include:

  • Binding and nonbinding arbitration
  • Resolution of commercial disputes
  • Voluntary and mandatory arbitration

Our Mediation Services Include:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Community disputes
  • Diplomatic disputes
  • Family disputes
  • Legal disputes
  • Workplace disputes

Pittsburgh Arbitration & Mediation Lawyers At AlpernSchubert, P.C., Offer Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

When court proceedings are not what you’re looking for, you may consider arbitration or mediation to resolve your legal matter. Our Pittsburgh arbitration lawyers and Pittsburgh mediation lawyers have the skills and experience you can count on to negotiate a successful resolution to your legal issue. We work with individuals, companies and organizations.

Contact our attorneys at AlpernSchubert, P.C., today at 412-506-9561 to discuss your case with us in a free consultation. You may also contact us online. From our offices in Pittsburgh, we are able to serve clients throughout Western Pennsylvania including Allegheny County, Lawrence County and Washington County.