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Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Baton Rouge, LA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Baton Rouge Mediators & Arbitrators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Melanie Newkome Jones is a Baton Rouge attorney and mediator, providing legal services for individuals and families on family law issues. She has over 22 years of experience in a broad range of practice areas, including divorce, custody, visitation, child support, adoption, wills, and successions. Melanie Newkome Jones is board-certified in family law by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

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Melanie Jones - Principal / OwnerActive33 yrs

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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Pugh Law Firm, L.L.C. is a Baton Rouge law office, providing legal assistance for individuals and families for over 12 years. Attorney and mediator Charlotte Pugh specializes in family law, including divorce, custody and community property issues, and personal Injury or specialty litigation. She is a certified mediator in civil cases and family law.

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Charlotte Pugh - PrincipalActive32 yrs

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions is a professional mediation and arbitration firm that has mediated over 10,000 cases in the Baton Rouge area. Their team has approximately 900 years of combined experience in mediating disputes involving employment, contracts, construction, insurance coverage, personal injury, product liability, and pharmacy litigation. They also provide standing neutral and special master services. Founding principal John W. Perry, Jr. is a member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters and a distinguished fellow of American College of Civil Trial Mediators®.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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The Patterson Resolution Group is a company of mediators and arbitrators in Baton Rouge, resolving complex disputes among conflicting individuals and organizations. Their members have extensive experience in handling disputes across industries, including corporate and business, commercial real estate, oil and gas, construction, maritime, banking, healthcare, and insurance. Five members of The Patterson Resolution Group served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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5.0 (1)

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Donohue, Patrick & Scott, P.L.L.C. is a Baton Rouge law firm, known for its substantive experience in corporate and commercial litigation as well as insurance defense litigation. Founded in 2003, the firm has since handled cases involving professional liability, general liability, construction, insurance coverage, mass and environmental tort, maritime and energy, transportation, and commercial defense litigation. Donohue, Patrick & Scott, P.L.L.C. earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Kirk Patrick - Managing PartnerActive35 yrs

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, L.L.P. is a company of legal professionals, established in 1989, providing counsel for individuals and organizations in the Baton Rouge area. They offer legal representation for issues concerning business law, civil litigation defense, construction law and litigation, government affairs, mediation, personal injury, public school law, and special education. Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, L.L.P. was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top Ranked Law Firms in 2013.

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Alejandro Perkins - Managing PartnerActive18 yrs

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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5.0 (3)

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The Cohn Law Firm, L.L.C. is a full-service business law firm in Baton Rouge, offering legal services to clients since 1996. The attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in various areas of legal expertise, such as commercial real estate, business law and commercial litigation, estate planning, banking law, as well as construction law and litigation. They also offer services involving mediation, arbitration, and appeals. The Cohn Law Firm, L.L.C. earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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David Cohn - PartnerActive44 yrs

Compare our Top Mediators & Arbitrators

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Melanie Newkome Jones
Pugh Law Firm, L.L.C.
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions
The Patterson Resolution Group
Donohue, Patrick & Scott, P.L.L.C.
Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, L.L.P
The Cohn Law Firm, L.L.C.

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FAQs

  • 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.