Mediation

Mediation no longer should be considered an “alternative” dispute resolution process.  Our firm’s clients know that mediation often is preferable to the more conventional district court litigation model because mediation affords a more private, confidential, flexible, efficient and cost-effective method of resolving disputes, not to mention enhancing the client’s ability to manage and control the ultimate outcome of those disputes.  Our experienced and skilled trial and business/commercial lawyers have been entrusted by our clients to mediate thousands of complicated and challenging federal and state lawsuits and arbitration proceedings at all procedural and discovery stages of litigation.  We also routinely mediate pre-suit claims and post-verdict judgments and awards.  Our HBP lawyers consistently are ranked through various peer-review methods at the top of all Oklahoma mediators by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  We are frequent presenters on mediation topics at Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association events, Inn of Court gatherings and in the classrooms of our Oklahoma law schools. 

We are experienced and proficient in the following substantive areas of law:

  • Attorney-fee disputes

  • Business and commercial

  • Civil rights

  • Condemnation/eminent domain

  • Construction

  • Contracts

  • Debtor-creditor relations

  • Employment

  • Energy/oil and gas

  • Environmental/pollution

  • Franchising

  • Insurance (coverage and claims; and bad faith)

  • Intellectual property

  • Legal, medical and accounting malpractice

  • Personal injury

  • Probate/estate administration

  • Products liability

  • Real estate

  • Securities

  • Trusts and estates

  • Wrongful death

 

Arbitration

Having served as both trial and transactional lawyers in many fields of business and commerce, we understand and respect a client’s need for efficient, economical, just and final resolution of disputes that cannot be voluntarily decided.  Having served as arbitrators in hundreds of cases and controversies (both individually and as panel members), we are committed to providing all parties and counsel with a full and fair opportunity to be heard by a neutral, experienced, cost-conscious and honest decision-maker. 

We are experienced and proficient in the following substantive areas of law:

  • Business/commercial

  • Construction

  • Contracts

  • Employment 

  • Energy/oil and gas

  • Environmental/pollution

  • Franchising

  • Insurance (including bad faith)

  • Personal injury

  • Real estate