Not all cases go to trial. In fact, the Wall Street Journal has reported that fewer than two percent of all lawsuits end up in front of a jury.
That's a steep decline from 20 years ago, when settlement was a last resort. And the downward trend continues, as corporate clients become even more sophisticated, and alternatives to the courtroom gain in popularity.
Sherin and Lodgen recognizes the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution to our clients. We see the value of mediation as a voluntary process, where conflicting parties attempt to work out their own solutions, avoiding costly and time-consuming litigation.
Our trial lawyers are adept at resolving disputes before--and after--trial, whether on motions to dismiss, for summary judgment, in mediation proceedings or through settlement. Many have been trained and certified in ADR.
Our clients rely on us to represent them, whether as a neutral mediator in the ADR process or in mediation before a third-party neutral mediator. We also have substantial experience in arbitration, from simple, two-party commercial disputes to complex, multi-party proceedings with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.