Settle Your Dispute Through Binding Arbitration

Arbitration is more private, streamlined and often less expensive than litigation. In arbitration, a neutral third party hears the evidence offered by both sides and issues a binding formal decision. The advantage of arbitration is the certainty that a final decision will be reached without protracted litigation and appellate review. The disadvantage is that the parties do not have an opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the final outcome or the opportunity to seek appellate review.

Former Judge With 20 Years Of Experience In The Courts

I am retired Dane County Circuit Court judge Mark A. Frankel, founder of Frankel ADR, LLC, providing Middleton arbitration services. I draw upon my 20 years of experience on the bench to provide parties with a neutral case evaluation analysis that is thoughtful, well-reasoned and based upon thoughtful consideration of the issues and facts and a careful study of the law.

"As an experienced trial attorney in a large Chicago firm, I would rate Mark among the best arbitrators/mediators I have encountered. Our matter began as a mediation session. During the second day, it was suggested that arbitration might better resolve the stalemate. Mark deftly exchanged his mediator hat for his arbitration hat and successfully resolved a matter that neither side held out much hope for success at the beginning of the session."
Attorney Vincent J. Connelly, Mayer Brown, LLP, Chicago

My stellar reputation led the State Bar ADR Section to invite me to author its amicus brief in Borst v. Allstate Insurance Co. (2006 WI 70, 291 Wis. 2d 361, 717 N.W.2d 42), a case that gave the Wisconsin Supreme Court an opportunity to clarify several ill-defined aspects of the arbitration process. In its unanimous opinion, the court adopted much of the reasoning presented in the amicus brief I authored, providing clarity to lawyers, litigants and arbitrators about the rules that now govern arbitration in Wisconsin.

Arbitrator Praised For Outstanding Results

I have served as a neutral arbitrator, mediator, special referee and litigation consultant since 2007. My ability to reach resolutions in cases that seemed destined to litigate has earned me high praise from lawyers in Wisconsin and beyond.

I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have regarding your options to resolve a legal matter through ADR. Call 608-620-7252 or email me. I serve clients in Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee and beyond.