Bill Needle is a registered patent attorney who has been exclusively practicing all... more
Bill Needle is a registered patent attorney who has been exclusively practicing all aspects of Intellectual Property law for 42 years. His litigation experience includes serving as counsel in the copyright and trademark litigation for the CABBAGE PATCH KIDS dolls and the State of Georgia in infringement cases involving the VIDALIA onion trademark, as well as patent infringement actions i... view profile
A Mediator and Arbitrator who has handled over 2,100 Mediations and Arbitrations in... more
A Mediator and Arbitrator who has handled over 2,100 Mediations and Arbitrations in an enormous range of disputes, including Attorney Malpractice; Professional Liability; Insurance Law and Coverage Issues; Real Estate; Business Contracts; Business Dissolution; Construction Law; Labor and Employment Law; Defamation of character; Clear Water Act and Water Run-Off Issues; marital property division... 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.