Ryan was born in Kalamazoo and was a student in the Portage Public Schools and at... more
Ryan was born in Kalamazoo and was a student in the Portage Public Schools and at the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center. After graduating at the top of his high school class, Ryan chose to attend Yale University, where he majored in History and was a three-year varsity letterman on the Heavyweight Crew. During his junior year, he steered his boat to a Bronze Medal at the 1993 Colleg... 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.