Attorneys For Alternative Dispute Resolution And Mediation

Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are increasingly recognized as valuable tools to resolve civil disputes. Parties to a dispute may voluntarily agree on mediation, or judges may order mediation. Mediation offers a number of benefits. When mediation is successful, it saves on attorneys fees and other costs. Mediation allows the parties to reach some closure to a matter, while avoiding the volatility and unpredictability of a jury. The results of mediation are also private. Privacy can be beneficial to both plaintiffs and defendants.

Resolving Disputes Out Of Court

Scott Andrews is a mediator in addition to being a lawyer. He is available to mediate most any kind of civil dispute, including disputes arising out of the following areas:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Employment-related disputes
  • Personal injury (products liability, premises liability, auto accidents)
  • Wrongful death

Mediation usually involves the parties and their attorneys meeting in a neutral location. Each party is located in different rooms. The mediator will move from room to room, talking to each party about their claims and their defenses. A mediator should try to elicit settlement offers, counteroffers and hopefully an eventual settlement.

Some mediators take different approaches. Some mediators are content to pass messages between the parties. Other mediators take a more active role in helping the parties resolve their dispute. If you hire Scott Andrews to mediate your dispute, he will be much more than a message passer. He will offer a candid assessment of each party's strengths and weaknesses, and will give each party his opinion of what a case is worth. This opinion will be based on almost twenty years of experience evaluating claims and representing clients in litigation.

Contact a Mediator Able to Mediate Claims Across West Virginia

If you require a mediator who will take an active role in helping to resolve your dispute, call Scott Andrews of Hoover Andrews, PLLC. Call 304-521-1040 or toll free at 888-389-5924.