Skip The Court Date With Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an umbrella term that describes different types of dispute resolution methods, such as mediations and arbitrations, which resolve disputes without going to trial.

The attorneys at Rombro & Manley LLP in Manhattan Beach have a wealth of experience with ADR methods. Roger Rombro is a trained mediator with the Los Angeles Superior Court, serving in this capacity since 1992, and is an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Melinda Manley is also a volunteer mediator with the Los Angeles Superior Court. An alternative dispute resolution lawyer can settle your dispute in a discreet manner and without going to trial.

What Are The Benefits Of ADR?

ADR is increasingly popular in California for several reasons, including the following:

  • Generally less costly than going to trial
  • A more expeditious way of resolving disputes
  • Usually less formal than having a case litigated in court

ADR will only work, however, if both parties are intent on resolving their issues amicably.

We have represented numerous clients facing family law, divorce, business and employment disputes in mediations and arbitrations. We also have the qualifications and experience to act as a mediator or arbitrator in any legal matter.

What Happens In Mediation?

Mediation is a form of ADR, where a third-party neutral facilitates the discussion between the opposing parties. By helping the parties communicate with one another and express what he or she desires from the other party, the mediator's goal is to have the parties voluntarily arrive at a mutual solution themselves. Unlike trials, the mediator does not issue a judgment or order for the parties to follow, and mediations are confidential. The parties will prepare a stipulation to submit to the court to make the parties' decisions binding.

What Is Arbitration?

Arbitrations also involve third-party neutrals, called arbitrators. Arbitration has some aspects similar to court trials in that evidentiary and procedural rules are followed, and the arbitrator's decision is sometimes final and binding on the parties. Arbitration is generally less formal than trial, and is usually a faster and less costly way of resolving disputes than a trial.

Call To Learn More

Our lawyers have a wide breadth of experience with mediations and arbitrations. For experienced and knowledgeable alternative dispute resolution attorneys, contact Rombro & Manley LLP. Call 310-545-1900 or reach out online to get started.