New Jersey Attorney for Arbitration
Arbitration is a form of “Alternate Dispute Resolution” (ADR) which has grown as an alternative to civil litigation over the years. For certain matters, arbitration is considered to be less expensive and less time consuming than standard, courtroom litigation. An arbitrator’s decision is often binding and can be filed in a court as a judgment enforceable by the parties.
Arbitration clauses can often be found in contracts between businesses. If an issue arises out of the agreement, the parties will have agreed to forego traditional litigation and go to arbitration. Many times, the contract specifies that the arbitration will be heard by specialized companies, such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA), or a warranty company.
Other types of litigation may also be heard by an arbitrator, including probate disputes, issues between property owners, and other, non-business related matters. Some matters automatically go to arbitration if disputed, such as residential construction liens, and new home warranty claims.
Our attorneys have a long history of representing clients in arbitration proceedings, including the AAA. Mr. Shanahan has acted, in the past, as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in determining personal injury protection benefits in automobile cases, and as a special arbitrator hearing the cases of policyholders against a life insurance company.
Ms. Voigt has represented clients in arbitration administered by various companies including AAA.
We know this area of practice and find alternatives to traditional litigation to be helpful to many of our clients. Contact us to discuss whether arbitration is required or recommended for your dispute.