Traditional litigation is an expensive and time consuming process. Parties now look for an alternative to litigating in state or federal court, and choose Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The attorneys at Rome McGuigan have extensive experience in all areas of ADR, including the separate areas of mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration, representation of clients in ADR proceedings, as well as offering professional services as a neutral mediator or arbitrator, or as a private judge of matrimonial cases. Because of our success in making the complex simple and the time-consuming process streamlined, we have been repeatedly called upon by clients and fellow lawyers to assist them in navigating through the process. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Department is chaired by former judge, John R. Downey.
CHAIR JOHN R. DOWNEY
Service as Arbitrators & Mediators
John Downey returned to the firm in April 2009 after serving eight years as a Superior Court Trial Judge. With over thirty years of experience in the courtroom, extensive experience serving as both plaintiff's attorney and defense attorney and resolution of hundreds of cases as a judge utilizing his varied experience as a litigator and his skills in listening, analyzing and persuading, John is able to relate to and gain the trust of those who bring their disputes before him.
Anne Dranginis joined the firm in February of 2006 after being highly regarded for 15 years as a Superior Court Trial Judge and 6 years as a Judge of the Appellate Court for the State of Connecticut. Anne is qualified to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in any kind of legal dispute, based on both her judicial experience and her natural ability to gain the confidence and trust of those who have appeared before her as a judge.
Attorney Richard Banbury is a seasoned mediator and arbitrator, having been selected by the parties in hundreds of disputes covering commercial and tort matters. He has lectured at American Arbitration Association seminars, and his articles have been published by the American Arbitration Associations and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Richard is also the author of the chapter on mediating personal injury cases in Connecticut Mediation Practice, edited by Professor Harry Mazadoorian of the Quinnipiac School of Law.
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When you require a lawyer, we encourage you to call right away. We have extensive experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution and can help you with your case. We have offices in Hartford and Stamford, Connecticut.