A Publication of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A.

Comparing Theory and Practice: Survey Results of What Attorneys and Arbitrators Want in Construction Mediation and Arbitration

The question of how to best conduct mediations and arbitrations is one that is constantly asked but rarely answered well. To get a better answer, Shareholders Julia Douglass and Dean Thomson conducted a survey of 331 construction attorneys to find out what they considered the best procedures and techniques for a successful mediation. Then they surveyed 220 construction arbitrators to find out how they managed their cases and made decisions, and what presentation styles they found persuasive and unpersuasive . . . Continue reading.