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Houston Mediation & Arbitration Lawyers

Legal disputes do not always result in a jury trial. Many cases end up in front of an arbitration panel or are settled during mediation. Each alternate dispute resolution procedure comes with its own challenges, and the lawyers at Patout & Shaw, PLLC have experience as mediators, arbitrators, and zealously representing clients who are parties to disputes. If you need a team of neutral mediation & arbitration lawyers, Patout & Shaw can help. Contact us today and schedule a consultation to learn more about our arbitration & mediation services in Houston, TX.

Mediation & Arbitration Lawyers | Offering Comprehensive Solutions Through ADR

The experienced Houston lawyers at Patout & Shaw offer a variety of dispute resolution services that include serving as mediators or on an arbitration panel.

We also represent clients in mediation and arbitration, where we’ll ensure that you receive the best representation possible. While arbitration and mediation are voluntary processes, it is better to have legal counsel there and available to help you understand the ramifications of the decision.

Our Mediation & Arbitration Services

Our mediation & arbitration lawyers offer legal assistance with all corporate matters, including the following:

  • Business Disputes: Disputes arise over the course of doing business, but Patout & Shaw are available to help smooth them over.
  • Contract Disputes: Whether an employment or service contract, a dispute over them can be time-consuming. We can help.
  • Real Estate Disputes: Real estate disputes are really common, and PL&S will represent tenants, buyers, sellers, associations, and others.
  • Construction Disputes: Construction disputes are always different, but Patout & Shaw have the experience to represent or mediate them.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a private, informal proceeding where the parties will meet before a neutral third person (the mediator), who helps the parties try to resolve the dispute. The mediator will let the parties discuss their situation and then work with them to find a resolution to the dispute.

The mediator does not have the power to make a decision for the parties but can help the parties find a resolution that is mutually acceptable. The only people who can resolve the dispute in mediation are the parties themselves.

There is both legal mediation and business mediation, and it’s common for lawyers and attorneys to also serve as mediators in a dispute. Patout & Shaw are experienced mediators who are, no matter the nature of your dispute, ready to help resolve it.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is similar to a trial: the parties make opening statements and present evidence to the arbitrator or arbitration panel, who has the authority to make a final, binding decision about the dispute. After the hearing, the arbitrator issues an award that, if binding, can be enforced by a court and can only be appealed under very narrow circumstances.

Arbitration can be an informal process where the parties can agree on an arbitrator and what rules apply. It can also follow preset rules and procedures provided by a third-party organization such as the American Arbitration Association or JAMS.

Patout & Shaw are experienced arbitrators in Houston, TX, and our team will ensure that your dispute is resolved fairly for all parties involved. If you need arbitration services in Houston, TX, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Other Dispute Resolution Procedures

There are also alternative dispute resolution processes such as summary/mini-trials, neutral evaluations, hybrid mediation/arbitration proceedings, and settlement conferences. Each has its own procedures, rules, and challenges, all of which Patout & Shaw, PLLC is equipped to handle. We stand ready to help guide and advise clients to achieve the best results.

Whether our clients need representation in an ADR proceeding or they need a mediator, arbitrator, or neutral third party, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to ensure the best result for our clients.

Contact Our Texas Mediation & Arbitration Lawyers Today

Contact our lawyers today to schedule a consultation to speak to a mediation and arbitration professional at Patout & Shaw.