After more than 40 years in the practice of law and wide-ranging, deep experience in business and litigation, Randy Rapp devotes his alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) practice to providing effective, efficient alternatives for resolution of disputes. He ends disputes.
Mediation is the least expensive and quickest path to resolving a dispute. In most mediations conducted by Randy, the parties resolve their dispute. In all of his mediations, the parties control their own dispute and destiny.
Arbitration offers an efficient, typically less expensive, and usually quicker alternative to litigation for resolution of disputes as well as an opportunity for the parties to fashion a process that fits their needs. Randy’s commitment as an arbitrator is to manage a process in which all parties are provided a full and fair hearing of their side of the dispute and receive a clear, rational Final Award.
Mediation and arbitration both require agreement of the parties to the process and often agreement on the mediator or arbitrator. When agreement is not possible, parties in dispute should explore alternatives for expediting resolution such as Guided Choice mediation, independent evaluation, settlement counsel, mock trials or hearings, and others, while preparing to pursue litigation to judgment if necessary.