I am an arbitrator and mediator.I have arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases in... more
I am an arbitrator and mediator.I have arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases in Michigan and other states. My published awards include 132 LA 1089, 131 LA 1401; 131 LA 945 (2013); 131 LA 415 (2012); 130 LA 1363 (2012); 129 LA 300, 11-2 ARB §5311 (2011); 128 LA 749, 11-1 ARB §5142 (2010). I received George N. Bashara, Jr. Award of State Bar of Michigan's Alternative Dispute Resolution Sec... view profile
Mark R. Dancer has extensive experience in all types of civil litigation. He... more
Mark R. Dancer has extensive experience in all types of civil litigation. He practiced law in Los Angeles, California, for many years, before moving back to Michigan, where he grew up. Mr. Dancer has successfully represented clients in virtually all types of civil litigation, in a variety of practice areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, environmental, insurance coverage, business a... 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.
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