Alternative Dispute Resolution
Carl Hagwood, Senith Tipton
Wilkins Tipton is aware that the current times call for innovative solutions. While our
firm specializes in litigation, we also recognize the need of insurers and employers to examine all
options regarding cost containment. When appropriate, alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
provides a variety of options to allow for the resolution of a case without the need for litigation.
ADR allows parties to have greater control over the outcome of a matter while avoiding the cost
of lengthy litigation. ADR generally involves negotiation, typically through the process of
mediation or arbitration. Several state and federal courts in Mississippi have recognized the value
of ADR, and have implemented rules requiring that parties engage in meaningful dispute
resolution prior to allowing a case to proceed to trial.
Wilkins Tipton has specially trained and industry-aware attorneys who can assist parties
in analyzing and evaluating each legal issue and provide a reasonable and objective evaluation as
to the value of the case. Our attorneys have helped disputing parties resolve conflicts in a wide
array of cases involving workers’ compensation, construction matters, personal injury and property damage issues, tort cases, and product liability claims.