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Arbitration & Mediation

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Practice Arbitration and Mediation

Alternative dispute resolution yields cost-effective solutions

Litigating a case in state or federal court is costly and time-consuming. Often it is advantageous to both parties to participate in alternate dispute resolution (ADR), either arbitration or mediation. In fact, an employee’s contract may stipulate that a contractual matter must go to arbitration or mediation for resolution. Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. represents employees in ADR proceedings for a variety of issues.

Understanding how employment mediation works in New Jersey

A designated mediator serves as a go-between for multiple parties throughout the mediation process. Though technically neutral, the mediator often has ideas and opinions about the best way to settle a conflict and tries to get the parties to consider a number of possible options. The mediator orchestrates a give-and-take with each side to reach agreement and avoid costly, time-consuming litigation. Employment mediation is a route many New Jersey businesses and professionals choose, because it offers a more hands-on approach in an environment where they enjoy greater control than they would in a courtroom.

When you enter mediation, your employment attorney preps you for each session, and represents you in sessions for as long as the mediation lasts.

How does arbitration in New Jersey differ from mediation?

Arbitration is much more like a trial, with the arbitrator acting as judge and jury. With your assistance, your employment law attorney prepares and presents your case, and the arbitrator delivers a ruling. Some arbitration is binding, in which case the result is final, but other cases are nonbinding, giving you the option to pursue a trial if you’re not satisfied with the outcome.

Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. represents employees of numerous industries in American Arbitration Association proceedings. We also assist financial industry executives, brokers and other licensed individuals in mediation and arbitration hearings for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

Contact a respected NJ employment litigation firm for arbitration and mediation

Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. strives to deliver positive, cost-effective results whenever employment disputes arise. Put our decades of experience to work for you. To schedule an initial consultation with a NJ employment mediation and arbitration lawyer at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., call 551-245-8894 or contact us online.

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Neil H. Deutsch

Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for his…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

Bruce L. Atkins is the Senior Managing Partner at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt P.C., a prominent plaintiff employment law firm in the tri-state area. Mr. Atkins believes employees’ rights should be aggressively pursued when they’ve been wrongfully dealt with by their employers. He brings this philosophy to his practice when considering each case and its…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigation such as discrimination, retaliation and whistle blowing matters. He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a sexual…

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Debra M. McGarvey

Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the…

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Carly Skarbnik Meredith

Carly Skarbnik Meredith, Esq. is a Partner at the firm. Carly has focused her career exclusively in the field of employment law. She has a plethora of experience representing both employees and employers with their employment issues, needs, and concerns. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.…


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