Case Evaluation

The Michigan attorneys at Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp, P.C. are both knowledgeable, creative and trained in the use of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") methodology as users and providers. One such form of ADR is case evaluation.

Case evaluation is a procedure in which the parties to a dispute already pending in the court system submit written case evaluation statements to a three person unbiased panel who make settlement recommendations. This panel is usually made up of attorneys, and their opinion is nonbinding. However, there are potential sanctions attached to the parties who refuse to accept the unanimous recommendation of the case evaluators. The lawyers of Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp, P.C. are trained case evaluators who routinely serve in such capacity. Because of the training and experience in providing case evaluation services, the lawyers of Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp, P.C. are ahead of the curve in being able to fashion the best possible case evaluation strategy for our clients and achieve favorable results.

In addition to case evaluation, other forms of ADR include (i) arbitration, (ii) mediation, and (iii) additional alternative dispute resolution processes that are a variation or combination of one or more of the primary ADR alternatives. Each of the ADR processes have advantages and disadvantages. The attorneys at Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp, P.C. use their years of knowledge and experience in such ADR techniques in order to assist our clients in determining which, if any, of the ADR alternatives will help resolve their disputes. We believe that ADR saves money and time, is voluntary, is confidential, maintains betters relationships between the parties, allows for creativity, eliminates the artificial and sometimes intimidating formality of the court, improves communication and trust between the parties and keeps the parties in control of their solution. We have been trained to maximize the benefits of ADR for our client base, as well as to deliver ADR services as a provider in a fair, unbiased and effective manner.

Please contact Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp, P.C. at 248.258.2700 for additional information and to discuss how alternative dispute resolution may assist you in meeting your specific needs and objectives. Whether you are an attorney or judge seeking an independent mediator or arbitrator for an existing case, or are someone seeking counsel to represent you in connection with a mediation, arbitration or other ADR matter, let the attorneys at Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp, P.C. assist you with this process.