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Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Albuquerque, NM

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201 3rd St NW Ste 1600, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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4.5 (2)

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Madison, Mroz, Steinman & Dekleva, P.A. has been serving the Albuquerque area with mediation and arbitration services for 25 years. The civil litigation practice provides mediation and arbitration for a wide range of areas such as contract law, commercial litigation, civil rights and employment law, personal injury, probate, products liability, real estate, construction law, general negligence, professional malpractice, and insurance law. The firm is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Attorney NameBar StatusExperience
William Madison - Founderactive55 yrs

Albuquerque, NM 87122

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Laura Cass Attorney at Law, L.L.C. has been providing mediation and arbitration services to Albuquerque clients for over 15 years. The firm focuses on guardian ad litem services in child custody cases, has handled many complex and high conflict cases, and uses mediation and arbitration as well. The attorney has a background as a teacher, investigator, and probation-parole officer, is trained in Basic Mediation and Collaborative Law, and also provides services as a parenting coordinator and facilitator.

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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5.0 (1)

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Jarmie & Associates offers arbitration and mediation services in Albuquerque. The team is known for aggressive litigation, but has also handled dozens of successful mediations for cases involving civil rights disputes, employment concerns, and personal injury cases. The founding attorney received advanced mediation training at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, is a Court-appointed mediator, has served as an arbitrator and hearing officer, and is a recognized Super Lawyer as well.

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Mark Jarmie - Partneractive55 yrs

Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Grady Law & Mediation LLC is an Albuquerque mediation practice. The group promotes mediation as cost-effective, timely, and respectful with the parties involved able to maintain control of decisions made. The practice is known for quality service, affordable rates, and client-centered solutions including house calls and focus on each client's life context. The founder has served as a court-appointed ?Wise Person," mediator, and even arbitrator for commercial and family disputes and is a member of the New Mexico State Bar's ADR Committee.

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Madison, Mroz, Steinman & Dekleva, P.A.
201 3rd St NW Ste 1600, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Laura Cass Attorney at Law, L.L.C.
Jarmie & Associates
Grady Law & Mediation LLC

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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.