Increasingly, 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’s many engagements in this area demonstrate our clients’ confidence in both the firm’s expertise and its attention to quality service in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Our attorneys serve on panels of neutrals offered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Our team includes a former Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

John Bulman National Academy of Distinguished NeutralsIn 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.

One area for which we offer mediation services is class action litigation.  The practice co-leader of our Class Action Defense Practice Group, Don Frederico, brings to bear three decades of class action experience in federal and state courts across the country.  He is available to assist parties overcome the challenges of resolving class action disputes in a manner that takes into account the interests and goals of both plaintiffs and defendants and positions them to obtain approval of their proposed settlements in the courts.