Many construction contracts require arbitration or mediation; in situations where it is not required, alternative dispute resolution can still be a very useful and efficient mechanism to resolve disputes and avoid costs and delays associated with traditional litigation. Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) gives our clients options in dispute resolution that maximize their own control and minimize the impact of an inevitable conflict. Cobb Law Group attorneys assist businesses and individuals in avoiding protracted litigation and its resulting costs and burdens. We firmly believe that the best resolution of a dispute is one that derives from the parties’ own decisions, and we offer experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution throughout Georgia including:
Through the mediation process, we assist the parties in arriving at mutually beneficial resolutions to their conflicts. Our mediation can be effective at any stage of litigation, from its initial stages to an appeal following trial. We foster trust and collaboration through strict confidentiality in a controlled environment. When voluntarily undertaken, mediation gives the authority back to the parties to quickly and can satisfactorily resolve disputes.
Businesses and other institutions often find it helpful to retain individuals to investigate problems who are trained in conflict prevention and who can assist in the resolution of disputes before litigation arises. Acting as neutrals, our attorneys review situations for equity, fairness of process, and compliance with policy and procedure. We can then aid the business or institution by suggesting approaches to managing conflict, opening channels of communication between the institution and its employees, offering recommendations for policy changes, or acting as third-party neutrals in conflict resolution.
When greater intervention is desired, entities often turn to arbitration to resolve disputes short of litigation. Whether binding or non-binding, arbitration offers parties the opportunity to competitively present evidence to an independent decision-maker and obtain a prompt result.
If you are seeking to avoid litigation in Georgia through alternative means, please contact the attorneys at the Cobb Law Group to review your ADR options and opportunities.