Arbitration and Mediation

The firm’s attorneys are available to serve as mediators and arbitrators or to provide consulting services on an hourly fee basis. The firm is also willing to establish retainer relationships under which the firm’s attorneys provide dispute resolution services at reduced rates.

Mediations will be conducted under the Alabama Civil Court Mediation Rules, unless the parties agree otherwise. Arbitrations will be conducted under the rules selected by the parties in their post-dispute agreements to arbitrate or in the agreement containing the pre-dispute arbitration language. The mediation and arbitration rules utilized will provide for confidentiality of all proceedings.

(Note: the enforceability of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in Alabama is the subject of many judicial opinions, with the ultimate answer often turning upon informed consent and the degree to which performance of the parties’ agreement involves interstate commerce.)