Parties to a legal dispute may request alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to avoid time-consuming, complicated, and costly court proceedings. ADR is a less formal method for resolving legal disagreements that have become complicated by multiple parties, jurisdictions, or issues. Alternative dispute resolution proceedings may also remain private and confidential, whereas a case filed in a court of law is a matter of public record.
The Christian & Small Alternative Dispute Resolution group offers mediation and arbitration solutions for a wide range of matters including:
- Bankruptcies and financial restructurings
- Business conflicts
- Commercial contracts
- Constitutional matters
- Construction industry issues
- Employment-related matters
- Family law matters
- Insurance matters
- Legal malpractice
- Medical malpractice
- Probate and estate controversies
- Real Property and boundary line disputes
- Shareholder and partnership issues
The ADR Practice group is led by R.A. “Sonny” Ferguson, Jr., who served 15 years as a judge in the Domestic Relations Division of Alabama’s Tenth Judicial Circuit and is the author of Private Judging in Alabama and sits as a Private Judge in accordance with the Private Judge Act.