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Benchmark Resolution Services, LLC

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Serving New Jersey,
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609-618-7123

Description of Practice

Benchmark Resolution Services provides dispute resolution assistance to attorneys and individual parties who are involved in litigation which has been docketed in Court - or in some instances where litigation has been threatened and the parties wish to proceed with dispute resolution prior to the formal filing of any documents. These dispute resolution services take three forms: mediation, arbitration, and complex case management.

JUDGE JAMES D. CLYNE, RETIRED
Judge Clyne, retired, founded Benchmark Resolution Services, LLC on February 3, 2006, the day after he retired from the bench.

Since that date, Judge Clyne, has functions as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Master in over 700 cases.

JUDGE EUGENE D. SERPENTELLI, RETIRED
Judge Serpentelli functions as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Special Master and Discovery Master in over 650 cases.

JUDGE FRANK A. BUCZYNSKI, JR. RETIRED
Judge Buczynski offers his services as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Special Master and Discovery Master in all Civil and General Equity Cases.

Degrees

JUDGE JAMES D. CLYNE, RETIRED
He received his B.A. degree from Hobart College and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University, Newark where he was an editor of the Law Review.

JUDGE EUGENE D. SERPENTELLI, RETIRED
Judge Serpentelli received his B.A. degree from Rutgers University in Political Science and his J.D. degree from the Cornell School of Law. Prior to commencing the practice of law, Judge Serpentelli served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

JUDGE FRANK A. BUCZYNSKI, JR. RETIRED
Judge Buczynski received his B.A. from Rutgers College in 1973 and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University in 1976.

Approach

MEDIATION:
In every dispute the parties will at some time discuss the potential for settlement with their attorney. Studies over the last several years have revealed that the settlement can, in many instances, be reached with the assistance of a qualified independent third party facilitator. The function of Benchmark in the mediation process is to provide a retired judge who will act as a third party facilitator in the conduct of settlement negotiations between the parties. The retired judge/mediator does not represent any of the parties. The retired judge/mediator meets with the parties and their attorneys, discusses the issues and the options for settlement. The retired judge/mediator then will meet with the parties individually.

ARBITRATION:
In many cases the parties cannot settle. They may have agreed prior to a dispute arising to submit any disagreement to arbitration. This circumstance usually arises where the parties had previously entered into a contract which required that any disagreement with regard to the contract would be resolved by arbitration. In the alternative, during a dispute the parties may agree that they do not wish to submit their disagreement to the courts. This decision may be based on a cost analysis, a concern for time delay, a desire for confidentiality or a combination of all of the foregoing. When a matter is submitted to Benchmark for arbitration, a retired judge acts as the final decision maker. The retired judge reviews the documents, listens to testimony, entertains argument and renders the ultimate decision.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional