Legal Representation in Arbitration Proceedings

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Unlike mediation, arbitration is a binding dispute resolution process. Cases are decided by trained arbitrators, not by judges, and the procedures are less formal than they are in the courtroom. Unlike a trial verdict, an arbitration decision may not be appealed. In almost all cases, the decision of the arbitrator is final.

Arbitration is a common form of dispute resolution in several contexts including consumer rights, insurance and real estate.

Anderlini & McSweeney LLP ∙ San Mateo, California

As a full-service litigation and transactional law firm, Anderlini & McSweeney LLP, frequently represents clients in arbitration proceedings. Although arbitration is less formal than court proceedings, there are still specific rules of procedure that must be followed, as well as strategic considerations based on the non-appealable nature of an arbitration decision.

Experienced Arbitrators Representing Clients in Arbitration Proceedings

Our seasoned California attorneys, senior partners — P. Terry Anderlini and Brian J. McSweeney— have often been called on to serve as arbitrators by other attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area. We also frequently represent both commercial and individual clients in arbitration proceedings.

Some of the most common circumstances in which arbitration is used include:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Real estate conflicts, such as homeowners’ association conflicts over covenants and restrictions (CCNRs)
  • Personal injury cases, including car accident cases involving uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
  • Insurance disputes between the insurance company and the insured, especially claims of bad faith failure to pay

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