In general, parties come to the arbitration process in one of three ways: judicially mandated arbitration, contractually stipulated arbitration, or by simple agreement. During the process, the arbitrator exercises authority allowed by relevant state or federal statutes and regulations. In addition, the arbitration may proceed in accordance with written rules provided by private organizations such as AAA, JAMS, FINRA or Perry Dampf. All discovery and evidence presented in arbitrations are confidential to the extent allowed by law.
To commence an arbitration, the following forms need to be completed by the attorney requesting arbitration: Arbitration-Request to Commence and Arbitration-Conflicts Checklist. These forms should be completed and submitted with a $600 non-refundable deposit. The attorneys/parties are encouraged to agree on an arbitrator and notify Perry Dampf of same. If the parties are unable to make a selection, a ranking of the neutrals will be required.