On April 25, 2014, Malina was once again named one of the Best Lawyers in Education... more
On April 25, 2014, Malina was once again named one of the Best Lawyers in Education Law. Malina's law practice has, for over 20 years, focused on public education, employment and labor law. This unique combination of practice areas give her an appreciation for both the common and uncommon legal issues faced in the modern workplace. Malina's extensive experience has made her an expert in her fie... view profile
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice... more
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance issues, mediation and arbitration. He has lectured and written extensively on matters relating to the preparation and trial of lawsuits. Mike has taught trial advocacy and negotiation at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and has been a featured speaker at a number ... 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.