Hillman & Lucas, PC offers quality alternative dispute resolution services from trained and experienced professionals, including mediation and arbitration. Our mediators and arbitrators are all current or former practicing attorneys who have developed significant expertise in their practice areas and provide services in a range of disputes, whether acting as:
Although litigation is sometimes unavoidable, it can be costly and time-consuming. Many legal disputes can be resolved efficiently and cost-effectively through alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, which can prove more efficient and cost-effective. Firm partners M. Kendall Hillman, and Matthew R. Lucas have extensive experience representing clients in mediations and arbitrations across an array of legal practice areas, including estates, real property, and business and commercial disputes.
Arbitration is a private judicial determination of a dispute by an impartial arbitrator. The core principle of arbitration is quickly resolving the dispute without unnecessary cost or delay. At Hillman & Lucas, we have significant experience in arbitration proceedings and draw on a wealth of legal knowledge in the areas in which we have practiced as attorneys for years. Firm members Matthew R. Lucas and F. Richard Lucas serve as arbitrators in personal injury matters.
Mediations are informal meetings guided by a trained impartial third party, where the disputing parties are guided toward a mutually-satisfactory resolution to their conflict. Firm members M. Kendall Hillman and Matthew R. Lucas serve as mediators in estate disputes, including will contests and trust contests; disputes over real estate; and business matters. Mr. Hillman completed mediator training programs with the Mediation Offices of Steven Rosenberg and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Our mediators have served on the Solano County Court’s Panel of Mediators and have developed significant expertise in providing quality mediation services to litigants.
For mediation and arbitration services in Solano County, Napa County, Contra Costa County, and throughout Northern California, contact Hillman & Lucas, PC.