Alternative Dispute Resolution
Scope of Practice
Have you ever been to court either as a plaintiff or defendant and thought, “There has to be a better way to settle this?” Sometimes there might be; perhaps one of the many variations of a general group of techniques and practices collectively called Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR.
While direct negotiation, probably the oldest form of ADR, is involved in almost every legal dispute, whether brought to court or not, many other techniques might not be as familiar to people embroiled in a legal dispute and looking for a way out.
Other ADR techniques and practices include:
- Arbitration (binding or non-binding)
- Early Neutral Evaluation
- Focus Groups
- Moderated Settlement Conferences
- Settlement Alternatives
- Summary Jury Trails
These techniques and practices, some court-supervised and others kept completely private among the parties, can, in a proper situation, resolve legal disputes quickly, fairly and with much lower cost for lawyers, witnesses, experts and the substantial and sundry expenses generated by a full-blown court case ending in a trial with possible appeals.
All ADR takes to be successful in almost any kind of civil legal dispute, including family matters, is the good faith and willingness of the parties to put the dispute behind them, and skilled and experienced “neutrals” who can guide the parties through the process.
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. has a rich and long history of being among the most active and successful Alternative Dispute Resolution practices in Wisconsin.
2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Announced
Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars have been announced for 2021. Bell, Moore & Richter is pleased to introduce their attorneys receiving this recognition for 2021: Ann Emmerich, Patricia Putney, David McFarlane, John Moore, Ward Richter, Sheila Sullivan and David Ress.
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Announce 2022 “Best Law Firms” Ranking
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. has been recognized by U.S. New & Best Lawyers® as a Madison Metropolitan "Best Law Firm." "Firms are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers."
2022 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is proud to announce that the following attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®
2021 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Best Lawyers in America announces Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America®.
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Announce 2020 “Best Law Firms” Ranking
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. receives recognition from U.S. News & Best Lawyers® in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" Tier Rankings
2020 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Best Lawyers in America announces Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America®.
2019 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Announce “Best Law Firm” Rankings
Bell, Moore & Richter is proud to announce it has once again been recognized by the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a 2019 "Best Law Firm" in the Madison Metropolitan area.
David McFarlane - Fellowship in the American College of Trial Attorneys
Bell, Moore & Richter is very pleased to announce that on September 16, 2016, David McFarlane was sworn in as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys at its annual meeting in Philadelphia.