Practice Areas

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Christian & Barton’s litigation attorneys advocate for our clients in mediation, settlement conferences and arbitration proceedings before a variety of alternative dispute resolution tribunals.

Regardless of the forum, our approach is no-nonsense and direct. Our attorneys seek to deliver value by learning about the client and its needs, candidly analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of each case, and communicating our advice frequently and clearly. While we prepare a case from the outset for presentation at trial, we encourage opportunities for settlement when it is appropriate to minimize expense and allow clients to focus on their business or personal priorities. Indeed, sound and comprehensive trial preparation is frequently a catalyst for favorable pretrial dispositions and settlements.

Collectively, our litigators have prepared, mediated and tried cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country. Many of our trial lawyers served as judicial clerks in state and federal trial courts, and several of our senior trial lawyers are recognized by their peers for their skill, appearing in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers U.S.A., the Virginia Business Legal Elite, and Virginia Super Lawyers lists of top litigation attorneys. Four of our trial attorneys are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

With such extensive litigation experience, our attorneys are particularly well suited to serve as neutral, third-party mediators to guide parties to resolve disputes and reach settlement agreements. Information on this service can be found here.