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Elder Abuse

Abuse against the elderly is distinct from the traditional tort principles underlying civil abuse cases largely because practically every state has passed legislation to make elder abuse a distinct category of abuse, often with more stringent penalties than other types of abuse. This area of law is not limited to physical abuse or neglect of the elderly; it can include fraud, deceptive business practices, and exploitation that targets the elderly.

There is a great deal of legislation aimed at the issues of elder abuse. For example, some states have statutes that mandate double damages for some elder abuse civil cases. Depending on the complexity of the case, it may be prudent to select one of our ADR professionals with experience in elder abuse law for your mediation or arbitration.

The following neutrals from our professional panel have extensive backgrounds and superior qualifications for handling elder abuse cases. With their expertise in elder abuse law, you can rest assured that your case has the greatest potential for successful resolution with these ADR specialists.

Please note that our entire panel of ADR professionals is capable of handling the vast majority of cases, regardless of the neutral's specialties or areas of experience. However, if you feel that your case presents especially complex legal or technical issues, selecting a neutral with a background in that area for your case may improve the efficiency of the ADR proceeding.

Gary T. Ragghianti, Esq.
Judge Michael B. Dufficy (Ret.)
Mattew N. White, Esq.
Barbara S. Monty, Esq.



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