Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wilkins Patterson is aware that the current times call for innovative solutions. While our firm specializes in litigation, we also recognize the need of insurers and employers to examine all options regarding cost containment. When appropriate, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provides a variety of options to allow for the resolution of a case without the need for litigation. ADR allows parties to have greater control over the outcome of a matter while avoiding the cost of lengthy litigation. ADR generally involves negotiation, typically through the process of mediation or arbitration. Several state and federal courts in Mississippi have recognized the value of ADR, and have implemented rules requiring that parties engage in meaningful dispute resolution prior to allowing a case to proceed to trial.

Wilkins Patterson has specially trained and industry-aware attorneys who can assist parties in analyzing and evaluating each legal issue and provide a reasonable and objective evaluation as to the value of the case. Our attorneys have helped disputing parties resolve conflicts in a wide array of cases involving workers’ compensation, construction matters, personal injury and property damage issues, tort cases, and product liability claims.

Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Other Practice Areas:

Appellate Practice

Our lawyers have extensive experience in both federal and state courts.

Civil Rights Defense

Patterson recognize that these claims must be investigated thoroughly but fairly, with close attention to detail.

Construction Defense and Consulting

The lawyers in the construction group at Wilkins Patterson provide consulting services to their clients relating to all facets of the construction industry.

Employment Law

The attorneys at Wilkins Patterson believe in a proactive approach to employment defense, which includes workplace counseling designed to ensure compliance and avoid litigation when possible.

General Liability

Since the 1970s, companies have depended upon the experience, skill and professional dedication of the attorneys at Wilkins Patterson to defend their liability claims.

Motor Vehicle Defense

Motor Vehicle liability defense was a practice area upon which Wilkins Patterson was founded and it continues to be a fundamental practice area today.

Premises Liability

The lawyers at Wilkins Patterson represent business owners in premises liability cases including slip and falls, negligent security, and false imprisonment lawsuits.

Products Liability

Our products liability group represents manufacturers, retailers, medical providers, automobile manufacturers and dealers in a variety of claims.

Rental Purchase Law

Attorneys at Wilkins Patterson represent business clients in matters involving rental purchase laws and contract disputes.