"Do Not Sue, Speed to Resolution with Arbitration and Mediation Services"
In mediation, the parties voluntarily submit their dispute to a neutral person, the mediator, who works with them to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.
If a dispute cannot be resolved through discussion and negotiation, then mediation may be the cost-effective and most time-efficient process for working out solutions to awkward conflicts.
Your selection of me as your dispute resolution specialist benefits you in one or more of the following ways:
- denial--an escape response--is "nipped in the bud";
- adversaries normally accept an outside professional;
- lawsuits damage relationships, and usually fail to achieve justice;
- the process saves time and money;
- windows of opportunity emerge that support arbitration and mediation after the litigation or agency action has commenced;
- you control your destiny better because these processes are usually voluntary; and
- mediation sessions are confidential under Texas law.
Arbitration, broadly and generally speaking, is a contractual proceeding by which the parties to a controversy, in order to obtain a speedy and inexpensive final disposition of the matters involved, voluntarily select arbitrators of their own choice, and by consent submit the controversy to this tribunal for determination in substitution for tribunals provided by the ordinary processes of law. Arbitration is also defined as the voluntary submission of a controversy to persons selected by parties to determine the matter and render a decision concerning it.
The purpose of arbitration is to permit a relatively quick and inexpensive resolution of contractual disputes by avoiding the expense and delay of extended court proceedings. Accordingly, it is well-settled proposition that judicial review of an arbitration award should be, and is, very narrowly limited.
I serve on arbitration panels for FINRA and NFA.