Sara Welch Interviewed for Story on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Stinson Leonard Street partner Sara Welch is quoted in a recent story published by Ingram's Magazine on how alternative dispute resolution is being used in Kansas City.
The story defines the differences between mediation and arbitration, covers trends and the benefits of each process, the inherent risks for the parties involved, strategies for producing resolution more quickly and effectively, the value proposition that underlies efforts to avoid the potential for far costlier court actions and unpredictability of juries and other topics.
Sara said one the benefits for clients using arbitration is that the case will be decided by an expert or panel of experts with specific knowledge of the client's industry. A jury, however, is almost always made up of people who have no prior knowledge of the complex, underlying issues of the case.
“In some cases, you really want to have somebody who has that legal expertise, so that you don’t have to worry about if the jury is going to understand,” she says in the article.
Sara is a litigator in the firm's Kansas City office. She regularly counsels clients and litigates cases involving employment, confidentiality and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. She has served as lead counsel both in jury trials and in arbitration, and has defended appeals in the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeals and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.
Read the full story: "Arbitration and Mediation: Avoiding the Cost of Litigation."