Review: “Mr. Doto is the consummate professional. He is knowledgable, experienced, & insightful. In addition to being a talented litigation attorney, Mr. Doto is an exceptional mediator. I highly recommend him to anyone s...
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation, Contracts & Agreements, Business
Review: “Richard is an excellent attorney, but mostly a caring person. He helped my husband and I through a difficult time and showed not only his attorney side, but also compasion. My husband and would highly recommend him.”
Practice areas & skills: Arbitration, Criminal Defense, Car Accidents, Speeding & Traffic Ticket
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.