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Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice

Several of our Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP attorneys are uniquely qualified, as mediators and arbitrators, to apply methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to the process of concluding civil disputes.

We encourage the alternatives of mediation and arbitration to promote the client’s control of his or her own case.


In the mediation environment, parties are empowered to make decisions, as opposed to the uncertain outcome of litigation, which is decided by third parties such as judges and juries. The mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates an agreement among the parties. From an efficiency standpoint, parties opting for mediation can often resolve their issues in a single day.


The arbitration process is typically carried out in a more streamlined, less formal and more private manner than litigation. Parties submit their opposing viewpoints to a private attorney or arbitrator who renders a decision to resolve the dispute.

Representative Cases Settled By Methods Of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our experienced lawyers have successfully employed mediation and arbitration on thousands of occasions, in practice areas such as:

  • Civil rights
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Insurance coverage
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal injury (motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice)
  • Premises and products liability
  • Railroad crossing
  • Real estate
  • Slander and defamation
  • Workers’ compensation

Our law offices in Valparaiso and Merrillville are especially well-suited for conducting mediations and arbitrations. The Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP law firm, with decades of experience, operates locally, statewide and nationally for the resolution of a wide range of civil disputes.