It is important to have representation in mediation and arbitration in San Diego and Southern California. Mediation and arbitration are two effective alternatives to business litigation. However, it is not in your best interests to enter a mediation, and certainly not an arbitration without expert legal representation. The attorneys at the Watkins Firm have decades of experience and expertise in both mediation and arbitration.
Representation in mediation and arbitration in San Diego ensures you have the perspective and guidance to influence a positive outcome. In a mediation, the proceedings are guided by a neutral third party agreed upon by the participants. The “mediator” should have a thorough understanding of the issues in dispute, as well as strong negotiation and mediation skills. The mediator can provide recommendations and suggest alternative solutions, but the parties are not bound by these. Mediation can be a cost-effective and timely alternative to arbitration or litigation.
Arbitration is required by many business contracts. Arbitration in California is a highly structured legal environment, however it is not bound by many rules of evidence or processes. The arbiter has much more power than a mediator, and the ruling of the arbiter is considered “binding” in most situations. As your representative in arbitration, we provide an initial brief to the arbiter outlining our position and the strengths behind it. Our attorneys are skilled trial experts, and these skills come into service during the collection of testimony and when arguing before the arbiter. No one should attempt to represent themselves in an arbitration.
Mediation and arbitration are alternatives to litigation in a Court of Law, when leveraged negotiations have not brought a resolution to the dispute at hand. The attorneys at the Watkins Firm approach every dispute with our client’s objectives clearly and foremost in our minds. We then work to resolve all disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible based upon these goals and objectives. When litigation is required, we are prepared to take the case to trial. The presence of the Watkins Firm at your side during mediation and arbitration strengthens your hand and communicates strength, expertise and a proven track record of success to all we oppose.