While strong litigation skills often are a critical component of effective client representation, the best attorneys also have the ability — and the inclination — to resolve difficult disputes short of trial through mediation or arbitration whenever possible. Of course, successful alternative dispute resolution hinges in large part upon the experience, integrity and legal skills of the mediator or arbitrator you work with. I now offer online mediation services so that parties don’t have to appear in person.
Experienced Case Evaluation And Trial Strategy
I’m Mark Frankel, founder of Frankel ADR in Middleton, Wisconsin. My 20 years of experience as a Dane County Circuit Court judge has proven invaluable in assisting clients with ADR. In addition to being a retired judge, I also spent 14 years in private and corporate law practice before starting my own full-time practice which offers Middleton ADR services.
I use mediation and arbitration to help parties resolve hundreds of cases, including complex, multimillion-dollar disputes in construction, contract, insurance, probate, personal injury, real estate and more.
A Uniquely Qualified Special Master/Referee
My knowledge, experience, skill and track record of success have garnered state and national recognition, including:
- Best Lawyers in America in ADR, 2006-2013
- Wisconsin Super Lawyers in business litigation, 2005-2013
- Recipient of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Distinguished Service Award, ADR Section
- Selected for panel listing by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and National Arbitration Forum, among others
I am also available to arbitrate complex disputes, to undertake complex litigation matters as a special master, and I regularly serve as a litigation consultant or an expert witness in complex litigation on substantive legal issues.