An arbitration is really a mini-trial, with the arbitrator serving in the role of judge. Unlike mediation, there is a final decision rendered after hearing the case presented by both sides to a dispute. Customarily, arbitration hearings are held because a previous contract between the parties requires it in the event of a dispute. In other situations, the parties agree to submit the case in an arbitration hearing because the dispute can be resolved much more quickly and with much less cost. With a roster of attorneys that includes a retired judge, we have attorneys that are particularly well suited to preside over arbitration hearings on any type of matter.