Tip Tuesday: 5 Criteria for Selecting an Arbitrator
June 27, 2023

Selecting an arbitrator is the most essential step in an arbitration. Attorneys often miss opportunities to identify a suitable arbitrator putting themselves and their clients at a disadvantage.

What criteria should be involved when searching for the right arbitrator?

  1. Do your research on arbitrators, either online or through an arbitrator database
  2. How has the arbitrator ruled on similar cases?
  3. Is the arbitrator active in your industry?
  4. Does the arbitrator rule more often for management in contract interpretation versus discipline/discharge cases?
  5. Ask colleagues at other companies about their experiences with certain arbitrators
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