Review: “While Mr. Melchinger was unable to assist me, he took the time to send me an email explaining why. I found that to be very courteous and professional. And if he would take the time out to respond to someone who he couldn&...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Commercial, Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Civil Rights
I believe that arbitrators and mediators like myself who been mutually selected by the parties to resovle a dispute must reflect integrity, fairness, courtesy, attentiveness, compassion and patience, while clearly and unequivocally disregarding ar...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Mediation, Family, Business, Criminal Defense
Review: “Stephen is one of a kind. He is honest, tenacious, and has a brilliant legal mind. He brings with him decades of legal experience in Hawaii. I highly recommend him for any one looking for an attorney. ”
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Real Estate, Litigation, Landlord & Tenant
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.