Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is a rapidly growing area of practice in the profession in general and for Madorin Snyder LLP in particular.

ADR compares favourably to traditional civil litigation. Firstly, ADR alternatives tend to be faster and less expensive than litigation. Secondly, since ADR is less adversarial than litigation, it tends to preserve ongoing relationships. Thirdly, mediation and collaborative dispute resolution allow the parties to craft their own resolutions to the conflict. In disputes involving more than money, negotiated solutions tend to be more satisfying for the parties. Fourthly, arbitrations allow parties to resolve their dispute without airing their dirty laundry or confidential information in public.

The demand for ADR is particularly strong in the Region of Waterloo where a shortage of judges has exacerbated the traditional disadvantages of litigation.


Our ADR Specialties 

  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Estates
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Personal Injuries
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Employment and Labour

Our ADR Lawyers

  W.H. Peter Madorin Q.C.

  Frank D. Carere

  James H. Bennett

  Tim J. McGowan

  Leanne E. Way

  Robert K. Bickle

We offer the following ADR Services:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Med/Arb
  • Negotiation
  • Neutral Evaluation
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution