Who Will Be Our Arbitrator?
- CDSS panel members serving as arbitrators include active or retired judges and attorneys with 20 plus years of experience. Some are also certified by the American Arbitration Association.
- In most cases, the case manager will match your case to our list of qualified arbitrators and make suggestions. Both CDSS and the selected arbitrator will check for any conflicts of interest before proceeding. Or, if the parties are in agreement, they may select an arbitrator from among our panelists. If the parties are having difficulty selecting an arbitrator, CDSS will select three appropriate panelists and each party will have the opportunity to strike one name with the remaining named person becoming the arbitrator.
- Arbitrations may be conducted with a single arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators. A panel is comprised of an odd number of arbitrators to prevent tie decisions. At CDSS, our arbitrators rely on the rule of law and precedent in rendering awards.