CHOOSING ALTERNATIVE MEDIATORS

Since opening in 1991, the landscape of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the strategic uses of mediation and arbitration has virtually been transformed from the “selling” of the ADR concept per se to providing acceptable mediators and arbitrators who have the expertise and skills to handle the case.

While Litigation Alternatives promotes four of the finest full time professional neutral mediator/arbitrators in the field, we realize that our clients may wish to use other candidates.  As mentioned in our “Model of Service,” we have recruited and included some younger candidates along with a few other full time lawyers who we have used in the past.

Also, rather than providing a long list of potential neutral mediators and arbitrators which, with the evolution and expansion of ADR, has proven unwieldy, we have chosen to provide a CLIENT list as mentioned in our “Model of Service, as another resource for prompting additional mediator/arbitrator choices.

We welcome your requests for someone someone with whom we are not familiar is also encouraged even if that attorney or firm is not on our list.  Having been in the ADR field for over 25 years allows us to now be able to easily network and learn about individuals with whom we have not had experience.

The attorneys listed below are all in full time practice and scheduling may require additional advance notice.

Kara M. Burgarella, Esquire

Andrew P. Dwyer, Esquire

Kevin C. Hines, Esquire

Angeline N. Ioannou, Esquire

Michael P. Kenney, Esquire

Christopher P. Kriesen

Jeffrey M. Ment, Esquire

Laura Nigro, Esquire

Lloyd D. Pedersen, Esquire

Alison M. Ruiz, Esquire

Ryan J. Veilleux, Esquire

James J. Walker, Esquire

Timothy D. Ward, Esquire (Workers’ Compensation)

OUR CLIENTS

Below are lists of firms, insurance companies and other entities with whom we have worked over the past three or four years.  The function of these lists is to give attorneys, insurance companies and corporations an understanding of the wide range of clients we have serviced in the recent past so that difficult negotiations do not have a chilling effect on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

ATTORNEY CLIENTS

The purpose of our list of attorneys and law firms is to:  1) give parties a comfort level about broaching the subject of mediation or arbitration with parties on the list; and 2) remind parties of the wide array of potential mediator and arbitrator choices that exist.

Litigation Alternatives is committed to the concept that parties should use a “mutually agreed upon” neutral hearing officer and therefore want to provide parties with other options than the mediators listed on our webpage.  We are also aware that skilled and potentially skilled mediators exist in the legal community with whom we have not had contact.  Accordingly, although we present great mediator options, we are always interested in new ADR practitioners.

INSURANCE & CORPORATE CLIENTS

The list of insurance companies, corporations and other entities are provided to clients who do not want to directly approach a defendant about ADR, but who may want to know whether they are potentially amenable to a discussion about alternatives to ongoing litigation that may include mediation, arbitration or other services.