Arbitration and mediation -- together known as "Alternative Dispute Resolution" (ADR) -- have become increasingly an attractive alternative to expensive and protracted litigation in the traditional pre-trail and courtroom context. ADR is especially useful in cases where the issues are highly technical or the evidence is of a sensitive nature which one or both parties wish to keep confidential.
Using lawyer technologists such as us as arbitrator or mediator to resolve a dispute swiftly and economically is a win-win proposition for all parties involved.
As lawyers, we understand the ADR process, each of us having practiced law for over 20 years. We know what is expected of arbitrators and mediators. In a recent article entitled "E-Discovery Attorneys: Hot or Not?" that appeared in findlaw.com and published by Law Firm Inc., Seth Davis, an attorney and recruiter for Major, Lindsey & Africa, considered Tom Howe and Larry Johnson to be among "capable e-discovery attorneys" that number only "around 200 worldwide." Johnson has served as Judge Pro Tem in over 135 cases and as arbitrator in dozens of others.