Arbitration & Mediation
Dedicated New Orleans Attorneys
At Chehardy Sherman Williams, our attorneys know that sometimes court and
costly litigation is unavoidable. For less complex cases, however, or
for those that can be settled out of court, our experience can dedication
can help. Alternatives to court include arbitration and mediation, both
of which involve negotiation between parties without involving a judge or jury.
Our New Orleans attorneys work to find an alternative route to litigation.
This can help save you time, money, and stress.
Contact us today when you need legal help.
What Is Arbitration?
An arbitration case uses a neutral third party who is well-versed in the
field of law which both parties are fighting. This third party has the
knowledge to make an informed decision to decide the case without getting
the Louisiana court system involved.
An arbitrator can:
- Listen to each side of the story
- Review the evidence and details of the case
- Decide on a binding agreement that suits both parties
How Can Mediation Help My Case?
Where an arbitrator is directly involved in making the final decision,
a mediator helps the parties come to an agreement on their own. Mediators
also have a deep knowledge of the laws, but use this to speak with both
sides about their case and their legal options.
Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator will help put the decisions
in writing and get the agreement approved by a judge. Cases involving
high emotions or contentious issues usually benefit the most from mediation
so both sides of a case can come to an agreement that best suits them
without having to fight in court.
Help for a Number of Cases
When we cannot settle your case through an alternative dispute resolution
method like arbitration or mediation, our New Orleans lawyers are also
skilled litigators. We are not afraid to represent your rights and best
interests, no matter how complicated your case may be.
Call Chehardy Sherman Williams at (504) 217-2006 to
discuss your case with a skilled New Orleans attorney today.