Resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration are increasingly becoming the methods of choice for settling a wide range of disputes among private and commercial parties in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner. Crucial to a successful outcome in such matters is an experienced neutral capable of delivering carefully considered, expeditious dispositions. Practitioners in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Bucks counties can now turn to Eckell Sparks co-founder Murray S. Eckell to provide capable mediation, arbitration and settlement conference services in a variety of civil disputes, from personal injury matters to complex commercial cases.
Having been a civil practitioner since 1979, Mr. Eckell possesses extensive litigation experience, has served as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, a Judge Pro Tempore, and a neutral in numerous alternative dispute resolution forums.
A 1959 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Eckell was managing partner of Eckell & Sparks from the firm’s founding in 1964 through 2009. He presently continues to serve as president. He has served the legal profession and his community in a variety of leadership roles, including as special counsel to the Delaware County Board of Judges, solicitor for numerous municipal governing bodies, director and president of the Delaware County Bar Association, and a member of the House of Delegates of both the Pennsylvania and American bar associations.
Whether facilitating a settlement between multiple parties during mediation, rendering a binding arbitration decision in a high-stakes business matter or assisting with negotiations during a settlement conference, members of the bench and bar know they can count on Mr. Eckell for efficient, organized and informed ADR services. He has a particular affinity for conducting mediations, permitting parties to resolve their disputes in an even-handed, flexible environment that caters to their unique needs and circumstances. He is equally adept at handling arbitrations and is known for his considered yet prompt decisions. Finally, having worked as a trial attorney throughout most of his career, Mr. Eckell is well-versed in the nuances of settlement conferences and is prepared to assist litigants in avoiding drawn-out litigation.
In 2012, Mr. Eckell was accepted as an approved mediator by the Suburban West Realtors’ Association. By this endorsement his name will be submitted to parties seeking mediators under the Standard Form Agreement of Sale for real estate. This form is widely used by real estate brokers, salespersons, and lawyers.
Eckell Sparks’ ADR capabilities include mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences in matters related to:
For further information regarding ADR services through Eckell Sparks, please contact Murray Eckell at 610-565-3701 x242 or by filling out our online contact form. Serving clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County, and the surrounding communities of Chester, Drexel Hill, Glenside, Lansdowne, Norristown, Upper Darby and Wayne.
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