Arbitration

Polek Law represents clients in arbitrations.

An arbitration is a kind of mini, slightly less formal trial. It is typically held before a retired judge or an attorney selected by the parties. Usually, the parties have agreed to arbitrate any disputes as part of a contract, agreed to before the dispute arose. Other times, the parties will agree to take their case to arbitration, even if there never was a pre-dispute agreement to arbitrate. With few exceptions, the decision of an arbitrator is final, binding on the parties, and is not appealable.

Although the parties typically pay the cost of the arbitrator (in some cases, only one side will pay for the cost of the arbitration), the arbitration typically gets decided more quickly than going to court. Also, the procedures can be more flexible, allowing the parties to present their evidence more easily.