Mediation, which is succinctly defined as facilitated negotiation, is a nonbinding process. The parties mutually select from our roster of distinguished neutrals a professional mediator to facilitate the resolution process. Prior to the mediation, the neutral reviews memoranda provided by the parties, along with pertinent documents, such as medical reports, expert reports, and deposition transcripts.
Arbitration is a binding process and differs from mediation in that the parties have agreed to be bound by the decision of the neutral. In essence, the arbitrator serves as the judge and jury.