Alternative Dispute Resolution


Rudman Winchell offers a wide range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. Mediation is the most common form of alternative dispute resolution in Maine, where most state court cases are subject to mandatory ADR. The benefits of ADR include confidentiality, informality, and settlement negotiations in a relaxed setting where the parties control the outcome. Conflict resolution through mediation is also less expensive when compared to litigation and trial. Several Rudman Winchell attorneys regularly act as mediators in civil cases.

Rudman Winchell’s alternative dispute resolution services are provided by experienced trial lawyers who understand the uncertainty of results at trial and the advantages of settlement. Tort claims, business disputes, real estate disputes, employment claims, and family law are all areas that may benefit from our alternative dispute resolution services.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys

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Our expert dispute resolution attorneys also act as arbitrators in a range of disputes. In particular, Frank T. McGuire and John K. Hamer have considerable experience acting as advocates before labor arbitrators. We invite you to contact Rudman Winchell to consult with a qualified Maine conflict and dispute resolution attorney. Contact us by filling out this form, or call us at 207.947.4501 to set up an appointment.