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Boston, Massachusetts Mediator and Arbitrator


Langella Dispute Resolution Services


Timothy J. Langella, Esq. founded LDRS in 2015 after thirty-two years of practice as a trial attorney at two prominent Boston law firms, General Counsel at a publicly traded medical device company, and Chief of the Business, Technology & Economic Development Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.  With over three decades of analyzing, assessing, litigating, arbitrating and mediating complex business disputes and products liability claims for both plaintiff and defendant clients, Mr. Langella now works to help others reach fair, reasoned and amicable resolutions to hotly contested -- and often emotionally charged -- disputes.  Mr. Langella knows first hand how the adversarial nature of litigation can result in cases becoming overly expensive and time consuming.  As a mediator, neutral arbitrator or independent case evaluator, Attorney Langella can help you and your clients find agreeable solutions to all manner of complex disputes, including but not limited to contract disputes, partner/shareholder disputes, breach of trust disputes, employment related disputes, personal injury and product liability disputes, franchisor/franchisee disputes, distribution/licensing/royalty based disputes, and bankruptcy related claims.


 An Alternative to Traditional Litigation


LDRS offers alternative dispute resolution "ADR" services throughout New England. ADR is an alternative to the lengthy and often costly pretrial discovery required in the court system, as well as the uncertainty and frustration of trial. The principal advantage of ADR is its inherent flexibility, giving the parties and their attorneys the ability to tailor the dispute resolution process to the circumstances of the case and the needs and preferences of the parties.  LDRS offers the following ADR services:


  • Mediation:  Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process in which a neutral mediator assists the parties in identifying and discussing key issues in dispute, exploring various solutions, and developing a settlement that is mutually acceptable to all parties. The mediator has no authority to impose a settlement and the parties are under no obligation to reach agreement.  Mediation proceedings are private and confidential and the substance of the discussions in mediation is generally considered privileged.  Mediation can be used to resolve every type of dispute, including conflicts that have not yet resulted in formal litigation.

  • Arbitration: Arbitration is a process in which a neutral arbitrator, or panel of arbitrators, issues a binding decision on a disputed matter after a hearing is conducted in which the parties (or their representatives, often attorneys) present evidence and arguments to the arbitrator(s).  This process most closely resembles a trial in the courts, although in most arbitrations, the rules of evidence are relaxed, there is limited prehearing discovery, and the process is typically quicker from beginning to end.  The award of the arbitrator, except in limited rare circumstances, is final and not subject to appeal.

  • Case Evaluation: Case evaluation is a process in which the parties or their attorneys present a summary of their cases to a neutral who then renders a non-binding opinion regarding the settlement value and/or likely outcome if the case were tried in a court or in an arbitration proceeding.  This process is often used to encourage settlement discussions, and the neutral is typically a well experienced attorney or retired judge whose opinion will be respected by both sides of the controversy.



Areas of Concentration


  • General Business Disputes

  • Partner/Shareholder Disputes

  • Breach of Trust Disputes

  • Employment Related Disputes

  • Franchisor/Franchisee Disputes

  • Distribution, Licensing and Royalty Disputes

  • Personal Injury/Product Liability Disputes

  • Institutional Bondholder and Bankruptcy Related Disputes