What Is Private Arbitration, and Can Arbitration Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

What Is Private Arbitration, and Can Arbitration Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private arbitration is an agreed method for parties to resolve current or future legal disputes in lieu of traditional court litigation. Often, private arbitration is simpler, faster, and cheaper than going to trial in civil cases. However, this is not always true. And, sometimes, a…

What Is Mediation, and How Can Mediation Help Me?

What Is Mediation, and How Can Mediation Help Me?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process involving a neutral third-party, who attempts to resolve disputes by seeking the parties’ agreement to a negotiated solution.  Mediation is not litigation or arbitration.  In litigation and arbitration, a judge or an arbitrator resolves a dispute by making…

Private Arbitration: Can It Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private Arbitration: Can It Help Me Resolve My Legal Problem?

Private arbitration is an agreed upon method for parties to resolve current or future legal disputes in lieu of traditional court litigation.  Often times, private arbitration is simpler, faster, and cheaper than going to court to trial in civil cases.  However, this is not always…

The Risks & Alternatives of Litigation for Businesses

The Risks & Alternatives of Litigation for Businesses

Whether a small business owner or an officer or owner of a more complex business, if your company gets sued it will face unanticipated costs to defend, future financial risk, and public exposure which can hurt your brand.  In order to mitigate your risks promptly…

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

What is Mediation and How Can It Help Me?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process that includes a neutral third-party, who attempts to resolve disputes  by seeking the parties’ agreement to a negotiated solution. Mediation is not litigation or arbitration.  In litigation and arbitration, a judge or an arbitrator resolves a dispute…

You’ve Been Sued in Oregon!  How to Deal With Your Complaint

You’ve Been Sued in Oregon! How to Deal With Your Complaint

After getting over your initial shock of being served with a lawsuit by the Sheriff or other process server, you should carefully read your Summons and Complaint and strongly consider consulting with an Oregon attorney immediately.  The time to respond to your Complaint is subject…

Have You Been Subpoenaed to Testify at a Deposition, Arbitration, or Trial?

Have You Been Subpoenaed to Testify at a Deposition, Arbitration, or Trial?

We have all watched legal dramas on television where someone swears to “Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” before they testify in a legal proceeding.  If you have actually experienced this yourself, you may have testified as a witness or…