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Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) to Lead New Alternative Dispute Resolution Company

Nov 9, 2018 | News and Updates

Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) – CEOLancaster, PA, October 2018 – Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel, (Ret.), Former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, is set to lead Optimal Dispute Resolutions as Chief Executive Officer. The recently launched ADR company will offer alternative dispute resolutions services including mediation, arbitration, consulting, and specialty services. 

After a 28-year judicial career, Judge Stengel has returned to private practice to continue contributing to his profession and community. Judge Stengel will utilize the experience he acquired during his judicial career to take an objective, realistic, and credible approach to the mediation and arbitration process. In addition to Judge Stengel, Optimal Dispute Resolutions is comprised of a team of highly qualified mediators and arbitrators with experience across a variety of industries including employment, internal investigations, intellectual property, construction, business, insurance, and healthcare.   

“I am pleased to serve as the CEO of Optimal Dispute Resolutions. During my time as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, I was involved in countless civil, criminal, and family law cases. Many of these went to trial, many of these resolved after settlement conferences which I conducted.” said Judge Stengel. “Each case was unique and required an unbiased, impartial, and fair review. My career as a federal and state court judge has prepared me to act as a fair and neutral mediator and arbitrator.“  

Judge Stengel will work with a team of experienced arbitrators and mediators. The team will include Ron Pollock, Esq., Richard Hackman, Esq. and Helen Wolstonscroft, Esq., each bringing experience in a variety of areas. 

Optimal Dispute Resolutions offers counsel and their clients a cost-effective, time-efficient, and private alternative to litigation when warranted. Optimal’s ADR consulting service helps clients prepare for mediations or arbitrations through review of case details and presentation strategy. During the mediation or arbitration, Optimal’s team member will act as a neutral third-party to assist in reaching a mutual agreement. In addition to a team of mediators and arbitrators, Optimal’s clients have access to on-site technology to facilitate the mediation and arbitration process. Our facilities in each of our three locations are designed to create a peaceful, comfortable, and productive atmosphere to accommodate full discussions and bring resolution to your case.  

Optimal Dispute Resolutions is a subsidiary of Saxton & Stump, a full-service law firm located in Lancaster, PA. Saxton & Stump provides businesses with legal and consulting services by applying creative, strategic solutions and problem-solving support. Saxton & Stump aids businesses, organizations, and personnel in navigating complex legal issues.  

If you are interested in learning more about Optimal Dispute Resolutions or connecting with a mediator or arbitrator, please call 717.556.1000. 

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