all aspects of litigation are costly, risky and time consuming in
every sense. If a case proceeds to a trial, the parties expend
resources to risk uncertainty. Accordingly, litigants are looking
for less expensive and more expedient alternatives for dispute
resolution outside the courtroom setting. Alternative Dispute
Resolution (ADR) fulfills this important and necessary need in
providing economical, efficient and effective options for dispute
resolution. While mediation or arbitration is recognized as
commonly used ADR methods, there are no limits to the variable
creative approaches available to resolve a dispute.
T. Langan (formerly Michelle T. Lopez) exclusively practices in
the area of mediation and arbitration. As of December 5, 2013, she
maintains a settlement rate of 97.96% in the more than
she has handled. The total amount settled
exceeds $1,574,818,932. The results of the 69 cases not
settled are as follows:
were defense verdicts at trial or were judicially dismissed.
16 cases were Plaintiff trial verdicts for less than offered at
18 cases were Plaintiff trial verdicts for greater than offered at
cases she has settled include personal injury, wrongful death,
professional malpractice, wrongful termination, employment, civil
rights, premises liability, products liability, insurance
coverage, disability insurance, toxic torts, commercial real
estate, and construction defect matters.
Langan has been a Judge Pro-Tempore for the Pima County Superior
Court since 1994. In addition to her work in Alternative Dispute
Resolution, Ms. Langan has been a civil litigator since 1991 with
considerable experience in court, arbitration and jury trials. She
was recognized as Attorney of the Year for Law-Related Education
by the Arizona State Bar for her dedication to community service.
She is a featured speaker at numerous seminars on Alternative
Dispute Resolution throughout the country each year. Ms. Langan is
available to assist in your settlement needs nationally.
University of Arizona College of Law - 1990
Member State Bar of
Member Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar
Arizona Dispute Resolution Association
Association of Southern Arizona
Member Pima County Bar
Member Association of Conflict
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