Alternative Dispute Resolution

Randall L. Erickson            

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Increasingly clients are looking for quicker, cheaper, and more flexible ways to resolve their commercial disputes rather than the traditional courtroom setting provides.  Arbitration and other ADR methods can offer those advantages. Randall Erickson has broad experience arbitrating disputes on behalf of clients, counseling clients on ADR methods and procedures, assisting clients with arbitrator selection, and serving as arbitrators and mediators.  Successful arbitration requires experience and special skills, and Randall Erickson has them.



“Randy has an excellent understanding of the construction world, quickly grasps the key issues, and skillfully persuades the participants toward a fair resolution. These assets are invaluable when mediating construction litigation.”

— Jeffrey George

Hogan and Hartson


“Randy is one of a number of senior statesmen among the California construction law bar. His wealth of experience handling numerous complex matters over many years as a litigator, and more recently as a mediator and arbitrator, allows him to be highly effective in either a mediation or arbitration setting, and to quickly grasp the key aspects of all types of disputes that arise in the industry.”

— Michael Long

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP


“Be prepared.  Mr. Erickson will politely, but directly, evaluate your client's position with all the intelligence, tenacity and diplomacy of a skilled mediator leaving you hoping that he is doing the same thing to your opponent in the next room.  Randy gets the job done.”

 — Glenn E. Turner, III

Gibbs, Giden, Locher & Turner LLP


"An excellent mediator and extremely knowledgeable about construction issues.  Helped settle three construction projects which I did not expect could be resolved.”

— Richard Mah, Esq.

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Lubka Darling & Mah, Inc


“My client’s representatives all like your style. They appreciated your frankness, which is often missing in mediations. They have all been around the block and know a good mediator when they see one.”

— Mike Jurkovich

Kimble, MacMichael & Upton


“He earned his fee that is for sure.”

— Jennifer Friend

                                                Selman-Breitman LLP


“Initially, I used Mr. Erickson at the request and recommendation of opposing counsel in a complex construction litigation matter. His reputation was one for extreme diligence, logical persuasion, and commitment to finding resolution. I soon found that this reputation was well deserved and – if anything – understated. On the first two occasions in which I utilized Mr. Erickson’s services as mediator, he effectuated a settlement under circumstances in which none of the parties thought settlement was possible. On one occasion, I appeared for mediation with Mr. Erickson beginning at 8:00 a.m. Fifteen hours later, as the clock approached midnight, Mr. Erickson refused to give up even when it appeared the parties had done so.


Mr. Erickson’s commitment to his craft is evident to everyone who has utilized his services. I have twice received phone calls from counsel for adverse parties, following successful mediations, in which they opined that Mr. Erickson’s efforts were extraordinary and that they never thought the parties could find common ground. Through my experience with Mr. Erickson, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that if settlement is possible, no one is more qualified or capable of making it happen than he.”

— Andrew J. Kessler

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP