Hufford Horstman Mongini Parnell & Tucker - Attorneys at Law
Our Practice: Mediation & Arbitration Services

C. Benson Hufford
Ann R. Litrell

Mediation is a process for resolving disputes with the assistance of a neutral third party. The mediator assists the parties in negotiating an acceptable settlement of their dispute. The mediator does not decide the issue but helps the parties communicate and consider options for resolution.

Arbitration is a different form of dispute resolution that works outside of the court system. In this case, the arbitrator makes a decision, which, in most cases, is binding on the parties to the arbitration. In this approach, the arbitrator gives a determination of liability and, where appropriate, decides the remedy.