Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Arbitration
Many of our attorneys have a broad and extensive history of handling matters through the Alternative Dispute Resolution process, whether by arbitration, mediation or Early Neutral Evaluation. The Firm’s experience in the Alternative Dispute Resolution processes has resulted in substantial results for clients, speeding the receipt of compensation at reduced attorney expense. Additionally, our attorneys have experience participating in mediation proceedings as an alternative to litigation. We strongly advocate using ADR in appropriate instances.
With nearly 20 years as an appointed arbitrator performing both commercial and construction arbitration with the American Arbitration Association, Jim Towne has the experience necessary to effectively utilize the arbitration process.
Susan Bartkowski has participated in numerous arbitration proceedings as well and both she and Jim Towne are on the Early Neutral Evaluator, Mediator and Arbitration panels of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. In addition, Ms. Bartkowski was appointed to a mediation pilot program for the Northern District of New York.
Claudia Ryan is a hearing officer on municipal discipline matters.