Serving as Arbitrator
Several of our attorneys serve as arbitrators, either as the sole arbitrator or on a panel of three. Most often these cases are administered by the American Arbitration Association. Serving as an arbitrator involves one or more preliminary telephone hearings for procedural issues, scheduling and disputes involving exchange of documents or information. The evidentiary hearing is then conducted by the arbitrator or the panel. The arbitrator will hear evidence from both parties, rule on any evidentiary or procedural issues arising in the hearing, and then enter an award based on the evidence. Our attorneys often serve panel chair. Our attorney arbitrators have heard cases involving complex legal issues and amounts in controversy in eight figures.