Denton County – Trial By Special Judge
In special cases, under the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code, and with the trial court’s approval, parties may hire a qualified former County or District Judge to resolve their dispute. In these cases, parties may employ a Special Judge as an alternative to a traditional courtroom proceeding.
This lesser known third ADR option besides mediation and arbitration provides several advantages that, under the right circumstances, make it the ideal option to resolve civil and familial disputes. As a former District Judge in Denton County with the required experience, Judge Shipman is qualified to serve in this capacity.
Trial by Special Judge vs. Traditional Litigation
When compared to traditional litigation in a normal court, Trial by Special Judge offers several distinct advantages.
Trial by Special Judge vs. Arbitration
Trial by Special Judge also offers other unique advantages over arbitration as well.