Alternative Dispute Resolution I MARCH 26, 2019

Howard & Howard Announces Formation of Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 26, 2019 – Howard & Howard has announced the official formation of an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice Group. The practice group’s attorneys assist parties in resolving disputes out of court. The announcement was made by firm President and CEO, Mark A. Davis

“ADR is a steadily-expanding area of the law which we’ve embraced for a long time. Having a formal ADR practice group enables us to better focus our considerable resources on the needs of parties who want alternatives to the courts,” said Davis.

According to research conducted by Fairway Resolution, over 80 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are likely to use arbitration or commercial mediation in the future to resolve disputes with customers, employees, or vendors. That same percentage also said they used ADR because it was a “more satisfactory process.”

The firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice has highly-experienced attorneys, acting as neutrals (mediators and arbitrators), offering services related to:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Summary jury trials
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Private facilitation
  • Pre-suit negotiation
  • Special Master

Howard & Howard’s ADR lawyers also have experience mediating and arbitrating a wide range of matters, including:

  • Complex business disputes
  • Business/partnership disputes, dissolution, and torts
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Franchise disputes
  • Fraud, misrepresentation, and RICO actions
  • Personal injury disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair trade practices, competition, and restrictive covenants

The ADR Practice Group will be led by attorneys Jim Kohl, Brian Pezzillo, Brad Rayle, and Jay Young. All have significant experience in mediation, arbitration, and other types of alternative dispute resolution. 

About Howard & Howard:
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. With more than 160 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria), Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California.  For more information, please visit

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