Complex civil cases can sometimes require the appointment of a special master to help resolve difficult discovery disputes or to assist the court in handling other protracted disputes. When it comes to high-stakes litigation with the potential for far-reaching consequences, parties and the courts need a trusted neutral with the training, expertise and experience to resolve disputes in a timely, fair and efficient manner. Welsh & Recker has acted as a court-appointed special master or mediator for over a decade, developing the necessary relationships and reputation to achieve equitable outcomes for all involved.

A Trusted Neutral

Our team, led by Partner Bruce P. Merenstein, has helped to resolve hundreds of discovery and other pre-trial disputes in cases involving antitrust, RICO, securities fraud, toxic tort, personal injury and other claims. We have also mediated contentious attorneys’ fee disputes, overseen non-jury trials, and presided over lengthy evidentiary proceedings, preparing detailed findings of fact and conclusions of law for the court. Our holistic approach to alternative dispute resolution, combined with our extensive trial experience, set Welsh & Recker apart as Philadelphia’s go-to neutral, capable of working with all parties to resolve any kind of intractable conflict or dispute. 

Our Work

At Welsh & Recker, we believe that effectively resolving disputes without court involvement and managing conflict outside of traditional litigation are central to our work as the region’s preeminent trial firm. Our ADR practice leader is a nationally recognized fellow with the Academy of Court-Appointed Neutrals and an elected member of the American Law Institute, with more than a dozen years’ experience serving as a neutral in complex and multidistrict litigation.