Arbitration

What is arbitration?

Arbitration is a private trial where the parties choose and hire their judge (arbitrator) based on that person’s experience and subject matter expertise. In most situations, the decision of the arbitrator is final (binding) and not appealable. The decision to use arbitration is usually made in advance by contract prior to any dispute. The dispute resolution provision of the contract outlines the scope of authority of the arbitrator and most often designates a dispute resolution organization to administer the dispute and to set the procedural rules.

David's Experience

David Wells’ neutral dispute resolution activities began in 1983 as a neutral civil case evaluator for Circuit and Probate Courts in the State of Michigan. He continues with that work today. In 1997 he began working as an arbitrator. He regularly arbitrates cases involving very complex issues, multiple parties and potential damages in the millions of dollars. Most of his arbitration work today is through either the American Arbitration Association or the American Health Law Association.

 

Approvals

1997

Collective Bargaining Labor

American Arbitration Association

2001

Commercial Disputes

American Arbitration Association

2009

Employment Disputes

American Arbitration Association

2010

Healthcare Disputes

American Arbitration Association

2010

Arbitration

ADR Select

2014

Arbitration

American Health Lawyers Association

 

Training

2021

ACE 21 - Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are?

2020

Best Practices for Arbitrators in Expedited/Fast Track Arbitrations

2020

Initial Employment and FLSA Discovery Protocols

2020

The Ethics Game

2019

Case Finances

2019

Cyber Security & Emerging Technologies

2018

Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor

2018

Trigger Points – What to do with Challenging Parties

2017

Avoiding Common Missteps

2015

Arbitrability and Jurisdiction

2011

Special Respondents

2009

Surveillance in the Workplace

2009

Protecting Safety & Quality Care: Embracing the Joint Commission’s Leadership Standard on Conflict Management

2007

Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration

2006

Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure

2005

Arbitration Writing: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards

2005

Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties

2003

Labor Arbitration Training II

2001

AAA Commercial Arbitration Training II

2001

AAA Commercial Arbitration Training I