What is ADR?
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 exclusively practices in
the area of mediation and arbitration. As of January 22, 2020, she
maintains a settlement rate of 98.04% in the more than
she has handled. The total amount settled
exceeds $1,759,857,433. The results of the 77 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
21 cases were Plaintiff trial verdicts for greater than offered at
cases she has settled include personal injury, wrongful death,
catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith, molestation, dog bite, municipal liability, trucking, school liability,
professional malpractice, employment, civil
rights, business disputes, premises liability, products liability, insurance
coverage, disability insurance, toxic torts, commercial real
estate, and construction defect matters.
Ms. Langan has been a Judge Pro-Tempore for the Pima County Superior Court since 1994. Ms. Langan
has also been a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals since inception in
Arizona. 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
served on the 2013 Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Commission and she has been recognized as
Attorney of the Year for Law-Related Education by the Arizona State Bar for her dedication to
community service. She has chaired and served as a featured speaker at numerous Continuing Legal Education and Judicial Seminars on Alternative Dispute Resolution
throughout the country. She received her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of
Law in 1990.
Ms. Langan has an AV* Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory rating.
The "A" represents a "very high to preeminent"
legal ability rating and the "V" represents a "very
high" general recommendation rating. Such ratings are based
on confidential opinions from a representative sample of local
attorneys and judges. (Note: not all attorneys have been rated by