Practice Group Details

Alternative Dispute Resolution

An integral part of any litigation matter at Burke is finding ways to manage costs and to minimize our clients’ exposure to liability. At the outset of any lawsuit, our litigators explore less time-consuming and more cost-effective alternatives to full-scale litigation. As a result of our major practice groups in construction law and labor and employment, our litigators in all practice areas have developed a unique expertise in prosecuting and defending large, complex claims through private arbitration proceedings. In cases throughout the firm, we handle mediations on a constant basis, both informal and with a full evidentiary presentation, in an effort to explore every avenue of an amicable resolution before trial preparation commences in earnest. Many of our litigators have themselves served as mediators, arbitrators, and pro tem judges, through the Los Angeles and Alameda County Superior Courts, and the American Arbitration Association.