In the ADR process, it is critical that the arbitrator, mediator or third-party neutral be experienced in litigation generally, but also knowledgeable in the relevant subject area. Stephen D. Williger, M.S.S.A. and Frank R. DeSantis have sixty-five years' combined experience trying cases in all forums, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, and on an extremely broad set of topics, including:
Steve and Frank have been involved in ADR and/or acted as neutrals in these types of cases and many others, and are authorities on both the nonbinding outcomes (negotiation, mediation and settlement conferences) and the binding outcomes (arbitration and trial) that are available.
In addition, when the stakes are high in terms of monetary amounts or emotional issues, experienced mediators like Frank and Steve can invest the necessary time to provide perspective about a matter and break through barriers when judges cannot. Steve can also call on his skills as a psychiatric social worker to assist the parties when emotional barriers prevent a resolution.
Thompson Hine LLP is a one-stop shop for all phases of ADR, including early neutral case evaluation, mediation and arbitration. Steve and Frank are proven trial lawyers who produce correct and fair ADR results.