Conflict in your business or personal life creates anxiety and can put your hard-earned assets at risk. Having a dedicated, experienced trial lawyer by your side can make all the difference. Founded in 1983, Robert A. Lees & Associates has litigated more than 1,500 cases. Our firm appears in all state, federal, district, appellate and NASD Tribunals in Colorado and before various regulatory agencies — including the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). We have received recognition for our work on significant precedent-setting cases involving civil rights, employment, First Amendment, zoning and mental health laws.
Many disputes can be settled through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods — such as mediation and arbitration. ADR often:
Mediation is an attempt to resolve a dispute utilizing a trained neutral third party. It involves negotiation sessions that are facilitated by a mediator focused on helping you reach an equitable agreement. Unlike arbitration, mediation is a non-binding process. To encourage the highest probability of success, our lawyers prepare for mediation as thoroughly and assertively as we do for trial. We establish clear goals and creative strategies prior to your mediation session. Our team then takes purposeful steps during settlement negotiations to achieve your objectives.
Arbitration is a binding process – meaning the parties are held to the decision the arbitrator makes at the conclusion of the session. A certified arbitrator acts as a judge, ruling on admissibility of evidence and statements. We persuasively argue your position and present evidence to the facilitator as we would at trial.
Some disputes are unsuitable for ADR, and sometimes a settlement cannot be reached through mediation. We advise you when it is in your best interest to pursue resolution at trial. When preparing for trial, we always take the most cost-effective, efficient actions possible to reach a just result. We work hard, plan for the opposition and typically resolve the case but, you want to be prepared.
Learn more how our experienced Denver-area trial lawyers can help you get the best results in your case. Call Robert A. Lees & Associates at 303.292.1020 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.