Alternate Dispute Resolution
ADR is a process in whichthe parties to litigation choose a method whereby their dispute can be handled outside of the rules of procedure that govern the court and parties in determining the outcome of their differences. Statistics tell us that around 95% of the cases that go through the court system do not reach trial for one reason or another. Thus, negation skills and ADR become extremely important. ADR usually takes the form of mediation or arbitration.
Product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product, if it is determined that the product is defective or unsafe. The chain of manufacturer can include the manufacturer of the product, the wholesaler, distributer and the retailer. Different laws and standards can apply to each depending where you are in the chain of manufacture.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
In dealing with the catastrophic injury, as the mediator, I need to be very familiar with medial issues, life care plans, economic issues, statistics, causation, forensic pathology, law, admissibility and exclusion of expert opinions under Daubert and Frye, and a host of other related issues that will allow the mediation participants to make the best possible decisions.
E-Discovery and ESI
I have studied, taught and lectured in E-Discovery and ESI for many years. I am a Fellow in the American College of e-Neutrals, which advocates sending ESI and E-Discovery matters to mediation, which is relatively new and cost effective.I have been appointed as a neutral ESI Investigator from the Court in Miami-Dade County to oversee and report to the Court on ESI issues. I have been part of a team that has presented a seminar to judges and magistrates on ESI and E-Discovery issues.