Consider this efficient, cost-effective solution.

While Trevett Cristo is known for its litigation prowess, we also know that trials aren’t always an efficient or cost-effective way to resolve a dispute. As an alternative, we offer exceptional mediation and arbitration services as an often faster, more controlled, and more affordable option. Clients choose Trevett Cristo for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) because of our ability to listen and distill the matter at hand.

Among our esteemed mediators and arbitrators is former New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Lunn who, with over 14 years of Supreme Court experience, has an in-depth understanding of negotiating strategies to seek acceptable resolutions without the need for costly litigation.

Approximately 80% of our mediation and arbitration cases are settled out of court.


Under the rules of arbitration, parties agree to present their arguments to an independent arbitrator rather than to a jury. The arbitration process can be a single session of presentations from both sides and often results in significant cost savings over other forms of negotiated litigation. Our attorneys serve as independent arbitrators or as members of a panel. We also offer services as legal counsel for presenting arguments on behalf of parties seeking an arbitrated resolution.


Mediation involves an independent mediator who establishes the rules of the negotiations and serves to establish the foundation for evidence and arguments between the parties. Mediation sessions can be as short as a few hours or be spread out over several sessions. Mediation allows both parties to retain control of the final resolution and can result in significant cost savings over court litigation. Our lawyers serve as independent mediators or neutrals. We also offer services to represent either party in mediation.

  • Arbitration
  • Caucus-based mediation
  • Understanding-based mediation


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