Press, Dozier & Hamelburg ADR attorneys have the experience and perspective to know that legal problems are not always best-solved through litigation. We work as arbitrators to solve complex environmental and civil disputes for businesses, non-profit organizations and governments throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
In arbitration, disputants voluntarily agree to submit their dispute to a neutral third party, who takes testimony and considers the evidence and law and, after hearing the facts and reviewing the law, issues a binding decision. Arbitrators, who are generally selected by the parties, can have special knowledge or training in the matters in dispute and frequently make decisions faster and more cost-effectively than through litigation. Arbitral awards are enforceable in court and are not subject to appeal, absent fraud or other very limited and unusual exceptions.
Because the parties select the arbitrators and have substantial flexibility in designing the arbitration procedures, they can reduce the formality and cost of the process as compared to traditional litigation. Press, Dozier & Hamelburg arbitration lawyers are members of a large number of rosters.