Fortunately, there are options that can reduce the suck. After 20 years of litigating, I'm starting Morris ADR to help people avoid court and resolve their issues quickly, fairly and less expensively. There are a lot of mediators and arbitrators out there, and many of them are good, some are great. I bring a unique set of skills to the table. In addition to decades of litigation experience, I have been working with computers for decades and earned an LL.M. in Information Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh. When I decided that it would be useful for an attorney to have a formal background in rhetoric, I earned a M.S. in Communication from Ball State University specializing in rhetoric and persuasion- useful attributes for a litigator, arbitrator or mediator.
In the future, I will be putting out short blogs on mediation, arbitration or anything else I think is relevant and useful. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see addressed in a blog post.