Mediation is a non-binding dispute resolution process, in which a neutral person facilitates negotiations between parties to help them resolve their dispute. The parties select the mediator and agree upon the ground rules for the mediation. The process is usually voluntary and the parties control the outcome. When the parties reach a settlement of their dispute, it is documented in a settlement agreement that is enforceable in court.
Mediation can also be a binding process. In binding mediation, if parties are unable to reach agreement through mediation, the neutral will make a decision to resolve any outstanding issues.
Our neutrals conduct mediations in a variety of settings and locations. In addition to in-person mediation, we also conduct remote dispute resolution through secure videoconferencing, telephonic and teleconferencing sessions. To learn more about remote dispute resolution, click here. Neutrals from ADR Systems will also travel to other locations throughout the country for mediations.
To provide you with an easier way to explain mediation to your clients, ADR Systems has created Mediation: What to Expect. To view a digital version of our new brochure, please click here. To request a hard copy, click here.
For your convenience, ADR Systems has created easy to use and streamlined Model Clause Language for contracts. All employment mediations at ADR Systems are subject to our Due Process Policy.
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Personal Injury Mediation
ADR Systems Personal Injury Division offers unparalleled expertise and experience in the resolution of personal injury matters through mediation. We approach each case with integrity, compassion and respect for all parties involved. In the often fast-paced world of personal injury, our case managers provide support, consultation, and efficient management of the mediation process. With ADR Systems mediation settlement rates at 91%, client satisfaction is our top priority.
Our neutrals have the most experience and knowledge of personal injury matters of any in the industry. Together representing a breadth of legal knowledge and business acumen, each has developed their own techniques and professional style, giving ADR Systems a versatile and exceptionally effective panel of mediators.
Throughout the last two decades, ADR Systems has built strong working relationships with both the Plaintiff and Defense bars. Our clients trust us to provide the best ADR experience possible. The Personal Injury Division also offers risk management services and other customized case disposal programs.
For more information regarding personal injury mediation, contact an ADR Systems case manager at 312.960.2260.
Types of Cases:
- Auto Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
- Mass Torts
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Storm Damage
- Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist (UM&UIM)
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
ADR Systems Commercial Division offers the highest quality neutrals and effective, responsive administration of complex, commercial mediations. Our seasoned neutrals possess the expertise, integrity, and tenacity to mediate all types of commercial matters. They understand and consider the legal, business and human aspect of every dispute.
Our Commercial Division case managers are trained ADR professionals with years of experience studying law, alternative dispute resolution, and working within the ADR industry. Matching the dedication and commitment of our neutrals, our case managers treat every case as if it were the only case.
For more information regarding commercial mediation, contact an ADR Systems case manager at 312.960.2260.
Types of Cases:
- Accounting Malpractice
- American Disability Act (ADA)
- Bad Faith
- Business Dissolution
- Civil Rights
- Class Action
- Condominium Board Dispute
- Construction Defect
- Directors & Officers (D&O)
- Eminent Domain
- Errors & Omissions (E&O)
- Family Business
- Family Law
- Fee Dispute
- Fiduciary Duty
- Insurance Coverage
- Intellectual Property
- Legal Malpractice
- Lender Liability
- Mechanics Lien
- Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
- Partnership Dispute
- Professional Malpractice
- Property Damage
- Qui Tam
- Real Estate
- Restrictive Covenants
- Retaliatory Discharge
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Molestation
- Shareholder Dispute
- Stockholder Derivative Actions
- Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
- Toxic Tort
- Trade Secrets
- Unfair Competition
- Wrongful Termination
Family Law Mediation
ADR Systems family law mediation services ensure a flexible, confidential and cost-effective mediation process that empowers parties to settle their family law disputes.
Our expanding panel of family law neutrals has cultivated experience in family law matters through their collective decades on the bench and in private practice. They are aware of the far-reaching effects of family law cases and the multi-faceted interests of parties. Their experience as family law mediators enables them to guide parties toward resolution with sensitivity and precision.
Our family law case managers are trained ADR professionals with years of experience studying law and alternative dispute resolution and working within the ADR industry. They are readily available to answer questions and assist throughout the mediation process.
ADR Systems has also developed a Family Law Fast Track Mediation Program to help parties arrive at even quicker solutions to pressing issues. Parties will benefit from the same flexibility, confidentiality, control of the process and administrative support enjoyed by all our clients, but mediation is completed in a shorter time frame. For an overview of our Family Law Fast Track Mediation Program, click here.
For more information regarding family law mediation, contact a family law case manager at 312.960.2260.
Types of Cases:
- Child Support: Deviation from Guidelines, Treatment of Bonuses or Overtime, Underemployment
- College Expense Allocation
- Custody/Allocation of Parental Responsibility: Extracurricular Activities, School choice, Special Needs Children, Medical Treatment and Providers
- Maintenance: Application, Appropriateness, Modification or Treatment
- Parenting Time/Visitation: Involvement of Other Individuals in Child’s Life, Mental Health or Addiction, New Partners or Partners with Different Sexual Orientations
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Property Distribution: Dissipation; Distribution of Contingent Assets and Debts; Valuation and Distribution of Pensions, Retirement Assets and Restricted Stock Units; Valuation of Real Estate, Business, and Personal Property
- Post-Decree Issues: Changes in Financial Circumstances, Changes in Parenting Time, Relocation