Arbitration and Mediation

Indianapolis, Indiana, Mediation Attorneys

When a legal dispute arises, most people think the answer is going to court. But litigation is typically costly and time consuming, and turning your case over to a judge or jury can be risky. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as mediation and arbitration, can often yield better results in less time.

The attorneys at Cohen Garelick & Glazier are leaders in the Indianapolis area in employing alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve legal disputes. Several of our lawyers focus on mediation and arbitration, and have impressive credentials. They are registered civil mediators under Rule 2.5(A)(2) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Indiana, handling civil and family law mediation, including divorce mediation.

If you have a legal dispute that you think may benefit from the use of mediation or arbitration, or you want to learn more, contact our Indianapolis law office to schedule a consultation with a lawyer skilled in ADR.

Mediation and Arbitration

In addition to enabling the parties to arrive at a mutually agreed upon resolution to a legal dispute, mediation and arbitration can reduce animosity and allow important business and personal relationships to be maintained.

  • Mediation is a confidential process in which one of our registered mediators assists parties in resolving disputes. It is an informal process conducted with or without lawyers. While the mediator has no authority to impose a settlement, the mediator can advise the parties about alternative solutions to their conflict, as well as the possible outcomes if the dispute must go to litigation. While mediation is effective in resolving a variety of disputes, it is particularly well suited to family law, divorce, business litigation, and probate and trust disputes.
  • In Arbitration a case is presented to a neutral arbitrator for a legally binding decision. Arbitration clauses are commonly written into construction contracts as the agreed method to resolve construction disputes. Arbitration can also be used to resolve business disputes, family law disputes, personal injury matters, and employment law disputes.

The following attorneys work with clients on mediation and arbitrationn:


Robert A. Garelick


Michael P. Bishop


Jill Goldenberg-Schuman

Deborah Farmer Smith Deborah Farmer Smith
Sarah T. Baker
Brooke C. Jones Brooke Jones Lindsey

Contact a Registered Mediator or Arbitrator

If you have a matter that you believe can best be handled through mediation or arbitration, please contact Cohen Garelick & Glazier or call 317- 573-8888 to schedule a consultation.