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Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Lexington

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Website
Lexington, KY 40507

Why choose this provider?

Embry, Merritt, Shaffar, and Womack is a Lexington law firm featuring a team of attorneys with over 73 years of combined experience. Practice areas include litigation, insurance defense, estate planning, administrative law, corporate formation, and federal criminal law. The firm also offers mediation services conducted by two "highly skilled and experienced mediators with decades of cumulative resolution experience."

Attorney Information

Attorney NamesExperience
Darren Embry - Member22 yrs
Darren Embry - Member22 yrs
JOYCE MERRITT - Founding Member30 yrs

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

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3.3
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Website
Lexington, KY 40507

Why choose this provider?

Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney is a Lexington firm with 60 years of experience that describes itself as informed, attentive, responsive, and results-oriented. The firm has been listed as number 11 in US News & World Report's Best Law Firms ranking and has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work in Kentucky" for 12 consecutive years. Practice areas include medical malpractice, nonprofit and religious organizations, and commercial real estate. Mediation services are also available.

Attorney Information

Attorney NamesExperience
Stephen Barker - Managing Member49 yrs

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (8)

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Website
489 E Main St Ste 300, Lexington, KY 40507

Why choose this provider?

Barnett Benvenuti & Butler in Lexington provides an "array of legal, litigation, and legislative services to select clients who appreciate value and substance." The firm focuses on health care law but also provides litigation, legislation, and mediation services. Attorney Jeff Barnett is a trained mediator who has "facilitated the resolution of numerous disputes involving health care and regulatory matters."

Attorney Information

Attorney NamesExperience
Wesley Butler - Partner27 yrs
Jeffery Barnett - Partner28 yrs

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4.5
Google
4.5 / 5 (2)

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5.0
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Website
Richmond, KY 40476

Why choose this provider?

Craft, Noble & Company in Richmond provides "accounting and business solutions for businesses, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals." The firm has 40 years of experience and features "sound strategies, integrated services, and desirable results." Mediation services are offered by an attorney who is accredited by the American Arbitration Association.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Website
Lexington, KY 40503

Why choose this provider?

John Schrader Law in Lexington offers family law mediation services and was founded by former Judge John P. Schrader, who served the Fayette Family Court for eight years and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. Judge Schrader is "available as an attorney to provide legal representation to individual parties and as a family court mediator to help families resolve disputes in a peaceful and mutually agreeable manner."

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4.9
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (8)
Google
4.8 / 5 (4)

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Website
Lexington, KY 40508

Why choose this provider?

The Other Side Mediation Services in Lexington was founded to "assist attorneys and their clients in resolving litigation in an efficient and cost-effective manner." The lead mediator has over 12 years of experience and holds degrees in law and psychology. Standard mediations are usually scheduled for a half day at an hourly rate of $300, with costs split evenly between the parties.

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Website
Lexington, KY 40507

Why choose this provider?

HEH Dispute Resolution in Lexington provides mediation, dispute evaluation, risk assessment, binding arbitration, independent investigation, and other services. A range of mediation approaches is available, including standard mediation, evaluative mediation, and pre-suit mediation. The standard hourly rate for mediation services is $300 per hour plus direct expenses, such as travel costs. The firm's Lexington facility features four conference rooms, wireless Internet access, a high-definition color display for sharing documents, audio, and video clips from laptops or tablets, and covered parking. Mediations are conducted on site when possible.

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Website
Lexington, KY 40507

Why choose this provider?

McCloud Law Group in Lexington "represents a diverse clientele of individuals and business owners" and features a "proactive approach and commitment to developing creative solutions." The firm specializes in business and employment law, but also provides legal assistance regarding immigration law, tax law, litigation, traffic violations, and divorce mediation. Free initial consultations can be booked online or by phone.

Attorney Information

Attorney NamesExperience
Craig Mccloud - Principal11 yrs

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3.7
Avvo
3.0 / 5 (2)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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5.0
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Website
Lexington, KY 40502

Why choose this provider?

R. Bruce Stith, III, PSC is a Lexington lawyer with 40 years of experience in family law, domestic relations law, estate planning, debt collection law, and foreclosure defense. Attorney Stith is a member of the Fayette Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association and has taught domestic relations seminars at Midway College. Divorce mediation services are also available.

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Attorney NamesExperience
R. Bruce Stith - Principal55 yrs

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (20)

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5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is an alternative to going to trial during legal disputes. The parties on both sides agree to work with an impartial third party who oversees discussions concerning the matter in dispute. The goal and hope of mediation is to come to a settlement or compromise that is agreeable to both parties. The mediator doesn't represent either party but works with both to help ensure that discussions are civil and agreements are as fair as possible given the situation. In many cases, if mediation fails, then the parties can move on to a trial in court.

  • What is arbitration?

    Arbitration is another alternative to a court trial, but it's a bit more formal than mediation. During the arbitration, evidence and testimony is presented to a panel of people who act as judges of sorts. They issue an opinion about the matter in writing, and depending on how the arbitration was entered into, it may or may not be binding. If it's binding, the parties must accept and abide by the decisions of the arbitrators. Commonly, each side selects a third-party arbitrator, and each of those people selects a third person.

  • Is arbitration or mediation better?

    Arbitration and mediation both have pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personal preferences, legal goals, and the details of your case. Mediation can offer more control, and because of that, those who go through it tend to report a higher level of satisfaction. But arbitration is more formal and may provide a more structured environment, which may be needed if civil discussions aren't possible.

  • How do I choose a mediator or arbitrator?

    If you can choose a mediator or arbitrator, it's critical to look for a neutral third party. Someone who is in any way tied to either side or who might have a known strong opinion on matters related to the case may not be the best option. Legal knowledge is important for mediators and arbitrators, but arbitrators should also have court experience. Retired or former judges or trial lawyers may be good choices for arbitrators, for example.

  • What is an arbitration agreement?

    An arbitration agreement waives your right to seek legal remedies in court under certain circumstances, specifically, if you and the other party have unresolved disputes. You submit to binding arbitration over all matters, which can be somewhat risky as arbitration agreements are usually requested by companies that have arbitration processes set up, and those processes may not be impartial.

  • What is mandatory arbitration?

    Mandatory arbitration occurs when someone is forced to use arbitration as a means of settling an issue. One of the most common scenarios for this is employment. Employers may require that employees sign an arbitration agreement before they can begin work. The employees then give up some rights to go to court over certain employment issues.

  • What should I expect in child custody mediation?

    During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.