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Resolving Disputes Without Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) encompasses a number of distinct methods and tools used by the attorneys and counselors at Martson Deardorff Williams Otto Gilroy & Faller to serve the interests of our clients.

Several of our lawyers have undertaken specific process-oriented training and are experienced in ADR to ensure that the full spectrum of remedies is available to serve our client's interests.

Mediation involves the engagement of neutrals to facilitate negotiations and settlement between disputing parties. At Martson Law Offices, we are experienced in the use of mediation when representing our clients. In addition, we have three attorneys who are frequently engaged by private parties or appointed by various courts to serve as mediators.

Arbitration is the resolution of disputes by a neutral individual or a panel of three sitting in judgment and determining the outcome of a dispute between disputing parties.

Decades Of Experience In Mediation And Arbitration

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution specialists include:

  • David A. Fitzsimons, Esquire, is certified by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Mediation Panel, and is a member of the Cumberland and Dauphin County ADR panels. He is frequently retained by disputing parties to serve as a neutral in the resolution of disputes relating to commercial litigation, personal injury and employment matters.
  • Hubert X. Gilroy, Esquire, is a certified member of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania's Mediator Panel and is frequently engaged by attorneys representing litigants in a variety of disputes to serve as a neutral mediator, such as personal injury and commercial litigation. Mr. Gilroy has served Cumberland County as a court appointed Custody Conciliator for the past 15 years.
  • George B. Faller, Jr., Esquire, a board certified civil trial specialist, has many years of practice before state and federal courts. In addition to being engaged as a mediator by members of the Personal Injury Bar, Mr. Faller is frequently selected as an arbitration panel member or neutral for the arbitration of insurance coverage related and personal injury matters.

David A. Fitzsimons, Hubert X. Gilroy and George B. Faller, Jr., have all served on Court annexed arbitration proceedings under local court rules and each is being retained with increasing frequency as a neutral or panel arbitrator by counsel for disputing parties.

Collaborative law is a process of approaching marital and family law issues through the intentional avoidance of litigation. Collaborative law practitioners are specially trained to ensure that application of appropriate and unique procedures for the mutually beneficial resolution of family law disputes, particularly where children's rights are involved. Jennifer L. Spears, Esquire, a recognized and respected practitioner of collaborative law methodologies, is available to help clients make the best decisions for their families by avoiding unnecessary emotional and financial costs.

Representing Central Pennsylvania For More Than 60 Years

Martson Law Offices has been serving clients in Central Pennsylvania for more than six decades. Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge you'd find at a big-city law firm, but we also have deep roots in the community and understand the legal issues facing our clients locally.

To see how we can help in your case, contact us online or call us at 717-601-2866 and schedule a meeting with an attorney in our Carlisle office.