Robert S. Thaler, Esq., MA, is the founder and President of Atlanta Family Mediation.... more
Robert S. Thaler, Esq., MA, is the founder and President of Atlanta Family Mediation. A respected practitioner and teacher in conflict management,Mr. Thaler hassignificant experience in a wide variety of dispute resolution applications. Mr. Thaleris an attorney admitted to practice law in New York and Georgia, and is a Registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Ro... 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.