Andrew L. Shapiro has been a Personal Injury and Wrongful Death litigator and trial attorney for nearly 40 years, and enjoys an excellent reputation throughout California for an... more
Andrew L. Shapiro has been a Personal Injury and Wrongful Death litigator and trial attorney for nearly 40 years, and enjoys an excellent reputation throughout California for an ethical and successful practice. AV rated 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell, which reflects the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards, based on peer reviews by members of the bar and judiciary. Los Angeles ... 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.