Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in San Francisco & Irvine

Severson & Werson’s alternative dispute resolution attorneys have been at the forefront of ADR processes in banking and financial services, as well as the insurance and construction arenas, and employment law. Helping to pioneer mediation, arbitration, and special master processes, we have long utilized ADR strategies and practices which enable our clients to resolve their disputes and meet their business goals as efficiently, affordably, and flexibly as possible in a confidential setting outside of trial.

Our attorneys are experienced and skilled in all forms of ADR, including mediations, arbitrations, and references to special masters and referees. We have handled thousands of mediations successfully and obtained favorable awards for our clients in a large number of arbitrations pending before such national ADR providers as JAMS and the American Arbitration Association.

Rather than follow the dictates of the ADR provider, our experience and in-depth knowledge often enable us to design and lead the mediation or arbitration process, proactively attaining our clients’ goals. There is a considerable array of available alternative dispute resolution forms and we strategize regarding the most effective ADR options for our clients, helping them use ADR processes and techniques to meet their business objectives, and resolve their disputes as cost-effectively as possible.

With a reputation for being objective and effective, our attorneys have also long served neutrally with distinction as ADR professionals both independently and in connection with national ADR providers, including as mediators, arbitrators, and special masters. We are well situated to efficiently and effectively administer mediations and arbitrations in matters of complexity.

We also present educational seminars on the effective use of ADR and represent and counsel our clients with respect to the negotiation and preparation of ADR agreements tailored to their needs, including effective and enforceable mediation and arbitration provisions.