Review: “I am a small business owner and having Ms. Orr, a trustworthy, honest attorney on my side has taken so much stress off of me. I feel comfortable going to her for various legal issues and advice. She has helped me with ...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Contracts & Agreements, Litigation, Business
Born in Houston, Texas; educated at Brown University, New York Law School. Have lived in Houston, Washington, DC, New York, London and Los Angeles. Currently reside in Los Angeles, California. For five years was an Assistant District Attorney for ...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Civil Rights, Mediation, Slip and Fall Accident, Litigation
Review: “Michelle is experienced and knowledgeable. She cares about her clients and her cases. She always keeps me informed of developments in my cases. I enjoy working with her.”
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate, Litigation, Mediation
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.