At ARM, our panel is divided into two separate practice areas – commercial and personal injury practice groups. We believe that both areas are quite distinct and require a unique set of skills and background to facilitate settlement. While they can have many similarities, it is important to note, that choosing the “right neutral” with the requisite subject matter expertise can be key to implementing an integrated conflict alternative for your unique circumstances.

Commercial Practice Area

At the outset of every business/commercial transaction, parties to a contract or agreement have the best of intentions. However, when there are divergent interests, conflicts inevitably arise. More often than not, with the number parties involved in a given contract or transaction (partners, customers, vendors, suppliers, employers, employees etc.) disagreements are almost customary. At ARM, our Commercial Panel seeks to help solve issues quickly and efficiently with the goal of saving business relationships and getting your main objectives back on track.

ARM’s Commercial panel includes retired jurists and skilled attorney specialists who have the background, experience and tenacity to facilitate resolution on all types of commercial matters. They understand and consider the legal, business and personal aspects of every dispute. As a result, ARM offers a flexible and customized approach to address the often unique and sensitive aspects of your commercial cases.

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Accounting / Finance

Administrative Law






Business / Commercial

  • Breach of Contract
  • Lemon Law
  • Collection
  • Corporate
  • Governance
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil & Gas
  • Partnership/Joint Venture
  • Shareholder’s Rights
  • Stockholder Derivatives
  • Tax
  • Unfair Competition

Civil Rights

Class Action / Mass Tort


Construction Defect



  • ADA claims
  • Breach of Contract
  • Broker/Dealer
  • Class Actions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Torts
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Harassment
  • Labor Disputes
  • Non-Competition
  • Trade Secrets
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • OFCCP/Affirmative Action
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour
  • Whistleblower
  • Wrongful Termination

Energy & Utility Engineering & Construction

Engineering - Mechanical

Entertainment & Sports Law


  • Cost Recovery
  • Enforcement
  • Insurance
  • Underground Leaks
  • Toxic Tort

Estate / Probate / Trusts

Family Law


Financial Markets


Governmental / Public Agency

Health Care

Indian Law


  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage
  • Property Damage
  • Reinsurance
  • Subrogation

Intellectual Property**

  • Copyright/Trademark
  • Patent
  • Trade Secrets


Maritime / Admiralty

Real Property

  • Eminent Domain
  • HOA
  • Leases
  • Purchase & Sale


Trade law - NAFTA




** ARM neutrals have the expertise of an IP Consultant at their disposal to assist in resolving disputes arising in all areas of IP, including but not limited to trademarks, copyrights and patent disputes. ARM’s IP Consultant will assist our neutrals in understanding the complicated and intricate areas of IP in order elevate the abilities of the neutral to resolve these unique and difficult disputes.

Personal Injury Practice Area

Personal injury cases often involve more than just a zero-sum negotiation. ARM neutrals are keenly aware that the recognition of the harm caused or in some cases an apology can be more powerful than monetary compensation.

On the other hand, in many cases it all comes down to money. Calculation of risk and predicting what might happen at trial can weigh heavily on the potential for settlement.   Our neutrals are trained and experienced to handle every aspect of tort litigation.

ARM’s Personal Injury panel includes retired jurists and skilled attorney specialists who have gained the trust and respect of both plaintiff and defense bars, as well as insurance counsel and/or adjusters.

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Class Action / Mass Torts

  • Antitrust
  • Banking
  • Employment
  • Fraud
  • Labeling
  • Misrepresentation
  • Mortgage
  • Statutory class actions
  • UCL

Personal Injury / Torts

  • Asbestos
  • Assault
  • Auto
  • Breast Implant
  • Construction Accidents
  • Defamation
  • Elder Care
  • Libel
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Slander
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • Sexual Molestation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Pharmaceuticals / Mass Torts

Professional Liability

  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • Dental
  • Directors/Officers
  • Fee Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice