Experienced Neutral for Binding Arbitration Nationwide
Based in New Jersey, Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C., serves as arbitrators in complex litigation in any state or federal jurisdiction within the U.S. We may act either as a single arbitrator or as the neutral arbitrator during baseball arbitration. Our clients include law firms of all sizes. We act as court appointed arbitrators or under partners’ consent orders.
At Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C., we help parties reach a resolution in a manner which is efficient as well as respectful. We are impartial participants in a partisan process who have been successful bringing two sides to a creative solution or peaceful resolution. Judge Corodemus was the first person admitted to the Academy of Court Appointed Special Masters in New Jersey, is a rated neutral with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Notable case: Judge Corodemus is neutral special master appointed by the New Jersey Courts with approval from the Chief Justice of the State of New Jersey helping six major corporations and more than 300 third-party defendants in litigation over the contamination of the Passaic River. The cases had been in litigation for five years, and Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C., was able to bring them to the table by offering structure and direction in discovery and management. The case is ongoing.
Use of an Arbitrator — Advantages and Disadvantages
The advantage of using a retired judge or experienced attorney as an arbitrator is the ability to arrive at a resolution in a timely manner. It is typically less costly, compared with a judge or jury trial and exclusionary rules don’t apply. Because it is not a public hearing, there is no public record of the proceeding which may be important in many instances. An arbitration proceeding may be less adversarial and can help to maintain business and professional relationships. Hearings under this form of ADR are more typically presentation-type hearings and not burdened with numerous experts or exhibits.
It is critical that an arbitrator be not only experienced in the pertinent areas of law, but also within the industry or practice area included in the arbitration. It would not be productive to have an arbitrator experienced in commercial work handle a complex mass torts pharmaceutical case. Nor should someone with experience in insurance coverage handle an antitrust matter. Use the same due diligence you would employ in the selection of an arbitrator or other ADR professional that you would to retain an expert witness.
Nationwide Arbitration Services
To discuss your need for a third-party neutral, ADR expert, special master or assistance with complex litigation management, please call or contact our law office for a preliminary discussion.