Mediation, Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
All types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) have one thing in common: they provide other means to resolve disputes among parties rather than commencing a court action. Filippatos PLLC has extensive experience directly negotiating cases with both large corporate and closely held entities represented by large or small law firms. We also mediate and arbitrate cases before international ADR organizations such as JAMS and AAA. While arbitration and court litigation are similarly coercive in nature (the only difference between the two is that a court action is publicly heard and decided by a judge, whereas an arbitration is privately heard and decided by an arbitrator), mediation is very different in that it is totally voluntary and decided by the parties. In mediation, a resolution can only be reached if all parties agree to a negotiated settlement. At Filippatos PLLC, we believe that mediation is a very effective method of resolving disputes and thus, over the years, we have developed strong working relationships with all of the top employment law mediators and arbitrators in the field. If it best serves your interests, we will strategize with you to posture your case for ADR whenever possible.