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Mediation and Arbitration From the Safety of Your Home

During these uncertain times, ADR Options is giving you control over your cases. We are happy to provide all our ADR services online through video conferencing.


We have held quite a few mediation and arbitration hearings through Zoom since March 20th. These hearings have each been handled by different members of our panel. ALL the mediations have settled successfully. These have included anywhere from two attorneys and a mediator to four attorneys, a judge, witnesses and a court reporter.

ADR Options is ready to host all your matters remotely from a half-day mediation to a multi-day arbitration and everything in between.

This is all at no additional cost to you and no travel cost is incurred by anyone! Please contact us to help keep your cases on track and resolved quickly.

Wishing you and your families good health during this difficult time!

Maggy Carney, President

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ADR Options can be used to resolve all civil disputes including: Personal Injury, Medical and Legal Malpractice, Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist, Property, Casualty and General Liability, Professional Liability, Commercial, Employment, Insurance Coverage, Workers’ Compensation, Contract and Family Law matters. Read More »

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Arbitration is a binding hearing that is very similar to a non-jury trial in the public courts. The ADR Options Rules of Procedure and the relevant federal or state laws govern the procedural and substantive elements of arbitration. These rules may be changed with the agreement of all parties. We highly recommend the high-low arbitration format. Read More »

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Mock Trials

Jury verdicts are nearly impossible to predict. However, a properly structured mock jury trial or focus group can provide valuable insights to focus your trial or settlement strategy. Read More »

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Settling Cases Since 1993

The premise behind creating ADR Options is that 98% of claims are resolved prior to the trial, many times on the courthouse steps. Most of the expense related to a claim is expended during discovery, through the hiring of experts and at trial. ADR Options recognizes these facts and seeks to resolve claims in an equitable and cost-effective manner. Thomas Rutter, J.D. and Michael Carney, M.B.A. started ADR Options in March 1993. At that time, Tom was serving as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Day Backward program and Mike had started an ADR division for a litigation services company. Maggy Carney, M.B.A. joined ADR Options in 2013 as Vice President of Operations and has been handling all operational and management functions. We are one of the top ADR service providers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and have handled about 30,000 cases. We have been listed as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in arbitration and mediation by U.S. News and World Report and received the Silver Award for best Alternative Dispute Resolution company in The Legal Intelligencer’s Best of year survey since both ratings inception in 2010.

Our Mission

We strive to offer the highest quality mediation, arbitration and mock trial services. Our neutrals are former judges and exceptional trial attorneys who are experienced in ADR processes. Your cases are scheduled by experienced ADR professionals who understand the need for the quick resolution of your matter.

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