Alfred F. Belcuore has delivered over 65 appellate oral arguments, and is a veteran of close to 100 appeals, including many in which he was retained after verdict. His trial experience includes more than two dozen jury trials, from commercial and...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Administrative Law, Litigation, Mediation
Jacques Smith is a senior partner at Arent Fox LLP where he focuses on the litigation of complex commercial matters. Jacques is an AV rated attorney and has amassed over a decade of experience handling jury, bench, and administrative trials in a v...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Appeals
Has been named in every edition of "Best Lawyers in America", and appeared in articles in Washingtonian Magazine and the NY Times as a top family lawyer in DC. Has served as counsel to the Washington Psychiatric Society.
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Health Care, General Practice, Estate Planning, Family
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.