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Arbitration and Mediation

Litigation can be a financially, emotionally, and psychologically draining experience. For these reasons, most civil disputes are resolved without filing a lawsuit and over 95% of lawsuits are resolved without going to trial. Our philosophy dovetails well with these realities as our foremost goal is to resolve our clients’ disputes as expeditiously and efficiently as possible.

The Scheller Law Group is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution. This refers to any means of resolving civil disputes outside of a courtroom. In addition to pre-litigation negotiation and settlement conferences, we have extensive experience with arbitration and mediation, the two most common forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Arbitration is a less formal, private, trial-like proceeding in which the parties submit their dispute to an independent third party for decision.

Mediation is a negotiation process where the parties are assisted in their settlement discussions by an independent, third-party mediator.

Our representative experience includes:

  • Represented a major medical device manufacturer in an American Arbitration Association hearing involving a breach of contract claim in excess of $4 million.

  • Represented a Chicago museum in an American Arbitration Association hearing involving a capital bond financing issue.

  • Represented a golf course in an international arbitration hearing held in Guangzhou, China involving breach of a construction contract. 

  • Represented a water reclamation district in an American Arbitration Association hearing involving construction of a $48 million wastewater treatment plant.

  • Represented corporations and individuals in numerous mediations involving, among other things, employment, securities, consumer fraud, and mortgage foreclosure claims.