John has successfully tried to verdict more than 100 civil jury or bench trials and represents clients before various licensing boards, as well as in mediations and binding... more
John has successfully tried to verdict more than 100 civil jury or bench trials and represents clients before various licensing boards, as well as in mediations and binding arbitrations. While his primary practice area still focuses on defending health care providers and long-term care facilities, he also works with clients involved in business, commercial, and personal injury litigation.
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.