In today's litigation, clients are concerned about the time and expense needed to bring a case to final resolution through trial and appeal.  More and more parties turn to alternative dispute resolution as a way to resolve their cases more quickly and efficiently.  Pierce Atwood offers an unsurpassed level of expertise and service in all forms of ADR.

Our team includes a former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and a former President of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has served as Independent Counsel under President Clinton and as Counsel for the United States before the International Court of Justice. Our members have served as Special Masters appointed by the Supreme Court of the United States in cases falling within the Court's original jurisdiction. Our attorneys serve on panels of neutrals offered by AAA, CPR and AHLA.John Bulman National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

In 2017, firm partner John Bulman was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only organization limited to professional mediators and arbitrators who are well-established as trusted neutrals among the legal community within their state of practice.

ADR in Construction Matters

When disputes do arise, we work to resolve them in a manner that protects our clients’ rights without jeopardizing the project or our client’s critical working relationships. We have mediated, arbitrated, and litigated billions of dollars' worth of construction claims over the past 30 years.