Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation & Arbitration

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Successful dispute resolution depends on a mediator or arbitrator who is knowledgeable, experienced and fair.

Stokes Lawrence attorneys who serve as mediators and arbitrators have decades of experience and are leaders in their respective practices.

In addition to in-person mediations and arbitrations, our attorneys are experienced in virtual alternative dispute resolutions through technologies such as Zoom.

Employment Disputes

Our Employment mediators and arbitrators are regularly recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers as being among the best in the state. Their well-developed understanding of the complexities of employment law, combined with deep experience representing both employers and employees, provides a unique perspective for evaluating all sides and helping parties arrive at a balanced solution. Our Employment mediators and arbitrators include:

Kelby Fletcher
Justo Gonzalez
Mathew Harrington
Brendan Monahan



Intellectual Property Disputes

A company’s most important asset is often its intellectual property. Protecting that asset is a top priority. Our IP practice offers alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, as well as representation in domain name ownership disputes using the ICANN domain name dispute resolution procedures. Our IP mediators are:

Leslie Vander Griend

Shannon Jost

Trust & Estate Disputes

Disputes over a decedent’s estate plans, finances or transition of a business can be exceptionally challenging and often occur during an emotionally charged time. Recognized as a top-tier practice by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, our Estate Planning lawyers offer a range of dispute resolution options for families in crisis. Our Trust & Estate mediators and arbitrators include:

Mathew Harrington
Karolyn Hicks
Sean Russel




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