Alternate Dispute Resolution

Mediation and ArbitrationI have often discussed mediation and arbitration as methods of resolving construction disputes here at Construction Law Musings.  I have also discussed my journey from construction litigator to litigator/mediator. This page consolidates my thoughts as well as those of others into one place for your review.

Please let me know your thoughts on ADR or contact me with any questions (whether they be about mediation, arbitration or otherwise).  Also, if you are interested in mediation services, please review the information at my firm website and let me know how I can help.

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Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object

I have discussed both payment bond claims under the Miller Act and alternate dispute resolution (ADR) here at Construction Law Musings on many an occasion.  A question that is sometimes open is what to do when there is contractually mandated arbitration for claims “relating to the contract or the work.” While here in Virginia, as…

Musings on the Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference

As those of you who read this little corner of the legal blogging world know, I am now 3 years or so into my time as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator.  I am also available and as active as possible for private mediations.   Why go through the certification process as opposed to just using…

Negotiation from Weakness- You’ll be Doing It

Originally posted 2010-10-16 20:16:58. For our first “Guest Post Saturday” here at Construction Law Musings, we have a great one.  Victoria Pynchon is an attorney-mediator with ADR Services, Inc. in Century City; an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association in Los Angeles, California; and, a negotiation consultant and trainer world-wide.  Victoria is one of the…

Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)

As any reader of Construction Law Musings is aware, I am a huge fan of mediation as a way to resolve construction disputes.  I am such a fan that a few years ago I took the plunge and got certified as a mediator. Why then did I put the caveat in the title of this…

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