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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediators and Arbitrators

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Barnwell Whaley certified mediators and arbitrators work to reach agreement between the parties to a dispute, efficiently and cost effectively. As cases back up for years in court and the costs associated with litigation rise, more courts are requiring alternative resolutions before a lawsuit is allowed to go to trial, and many contracts specify binding arbitration or mediations as the only means to settle a dispute between the parties to the contract.

Our Charleston, South Carolina mediation and arbitration team has attorneys certified both as arbitrators and mediators, providing skilled, experienced, objective counsel to reach a resolution amenable to both parties. All members of the Barnwell Whaley mediation team are certified by the South Carolina Bar and are trained in dispute resolution techniques. They are familiar with the law applicable to a wide variety of disputes so that they can provide a neutral, balanced view to all parties in a lawsuit.

The Charleston, South Carolina offices of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC have been built with facilitation in mind. Six conference suites provide ample room for private counseling in separate quarters and larger spaces to bring all parties together to reach a resolution. We provide state-of-the-art presentation equipment, including videoconferencing and a Smart Board. Located at 288 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, the Barnwell Whaley mediation suites overlook the corner of Meeting and George Streets. Limited parking is available on site and ample parking is available a block away at the Gaillard Center parking garage.  We are happy to validate parking for our clients as we assist you with your legal matters.

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M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1979.


B.C. Killough is a member attorney of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1979.


Randell Stoney is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1980.


Phillip Ferderigos is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1999.


John Fletcher, South Carolina mediatorJohn Fletcher is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1997.

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