Background GREGG A. MARTIN was admitted to the California Bar in 1988, and the U.S.... more
Background GREGG A. MARTIN was admitted to the California Bar in 1988, and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He earned his B.A. in 1984 from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he majored in both economics and philosophy. He earned his J.D. in 1987 from Loyola Law School, where he was a member of the Scott Moot Court National Team and the Scott Moot Court... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.