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What is Arbitration?

Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is generally a less expensive way to resolve disputes outside of the court system.  The dispute is decided by one or more persons - either a single arbitrator or a panel - which renders an arbitration award at the conclusion of the case.  An arbitration award is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in court.

Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, including in the context of international commercial transactions; however, arbitration is also utilized in medical malpractice matters and even in personal injury disputes.  In the United States, arbitration is also frequently employed in consumer and employment matters, where arbitration may be mandated by the terms of employment or commercial contracts and may even include a waiver of the right to bring a class action claim.

Arbitration is a proceeding in which a dispute is resolved by an impartial adjudicator whose decision the parties to the dispute have agreed, and will be final and binding.  There are very limited rights of review and appeal of arbitration awards.  Arbitration is an ADR process that is generally much more cost effective than litigation.  Depending on the type of arbitration, parties can save thousands of dollars by engaging in arbitration, rather than through litigation in the courts.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum is an experienced arbitrator and mediator, and a panel member of the American Arbitration Association. His more than 30 years both litigating (as a practicing attorney in three states) and trying (as a Supreme Court Justice) cases, brings a valuable perspective to parties embroiled in litigation.  As your arbitrator, Matthew Rosenbaum facilitates a fair and effective arbitration process to help resolve your dispute in an efficient, more economical manner.

Types of Arbitration:
  • Commercial Litigation

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Toxic Torts

  • Class Actions

  • Personal Injury

  • Labor Law

  • Products Liability

  • Automobile Accidents

  • Slip and Fall

  • Contracts

  • Real Estate

  • Municipal Law

  • Estate Matters

  • Maritime Law

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