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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, has become the means of choice for resolving disputes in the construction industry and in other commercial transactions.

Far too many large-scale, complex construction project contractors or owners do not adequately envision the potential for a project dispute and are therefore unprepared to deal with problems in a timely, affordable manner. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a potential solution.

Ernest Brown has been a Mediator, Arbitrator and Special Master for the American Arbitration Association and Office of Administrative Hearings for over 30 years. He regularly serves in that capacity in construction and environmental cases ranging up to $100 million. Mr. Brown is well respected for his ability to quickly and tactfully guide parties to successful resolution.

Alternative dispute resolution offers an expedient way to resolve disputes through:

  • Mediation: Ernest Brown has an 85 percent settlement rate.
  • Arbitration: Ernest Brown frequently serves on arbitration panels.

Avoid Costly, Lengthy Litigation with ADR

Both mediation and arbitration can resolve some of the most complex construction conflicts quickly and fairly without long, arduous and costly litigation.

Mr. Brown has extensive experience in the following: