Although first and foremost we are experienced trial lawyers, at Cooper Sevillano we also have decades of experience at negotiating claims and utilizing pre-trial resolution techniques such as arbitration.  We are open to arbitrating a matter if this will provide the best outcome for our client.


Essentially, Arbitration is a simplified version of a trial before a neutral arbitrator.  Discovery is limited and the rules of evidence in play are less complex.  Like a trial, the decision of the arbitrator is generally binding on the parties.  Arbitration has some distinct advantages.  Unlike a trial which can last weeks or months, an arbitration hearing generally lasts from a few days to a week.  Accordingly, arbitration can be an excellent option for those who want to avoid a prolonged trial.  In addition, the arbitrator’s decision is not a public record and the proceedings are kept private.


Attorney Gerald H. Cooper has been recognized as a leading neutral in Connecticut.  He has dedicated the latter part of his legal career to arbitrating accident and malpractice claims.  His skills as a mediator and arbitrator have often been sought by individuals, private companies and the courts.  This invaluable experience sets Cooper Sevillano apart from most firms in the area of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.

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