On Thursday, September 21st, 2023, Williams Attorneys PLLC received highly anticipated news of a final verdict in a case involving a Slip and Fall at the workplace. This case was resolved favorably for the plaintiff via Arbitration. This result is remarkable as Plaintiffs, or Claimants, are much less likely to win in arbitration as opposed to jury trial. One statistic from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) reports that only 26% of cases that go to award result in favor of the employee or plaintiff. This statistic is taken from filings closed and awarded from October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2022, through AAA. Cornell University published a study that supports this data “Consistent with previous research, employee win rates in arbitration are lower than those found in state and federal court.” As such Williams Attorneys PLLC is thrilled to congratulate the team who worked so diligently for this result!
This result was spear headed by Sean Williams, the primary counsel in this case. Sean was supported in arbitration by Ryan Williams and Dalila Ramos acting as co-counsel, Linda Segovia the primary paralegal on the case, and Mary Kathleen Williams, paralegal and litigation specialist. The details of this case are confidential however, Sean presented an incredibly strong case in what was a masterclass of destroying the oppositions, unfortunately inadequate and legal fallacy ridden, arguments. Sean went above and beyond as he fought diligently for his client. As a result of his fierce representation, Arbitration concluded favorably for his client on Thursday, September 21st, 2023.
It is results like these which reminds all of us at Williams Attorneys PLLC why we do what we do. Everything we do at Williams Attorneys PLLC we do for our clients, who deserve justice and peace of mind that can sometimes only come from litigation. So today we congratulate Sean and his team for their hard work, dedication and the positive result that comes from it, and we continue to work just as hard and diligently for the rest of our clients.
 Reporting the Facts on AAA Employment Arbitration https://www.adr.org/aaa-approach-to-employment-arbitration
 Gough, M. (2021). A Tale of Two Forums: Employment Discrimination Outcomes in Arbitration and Litigation. ILR Review, 74(4), 875–897. https://doi.org/10.1177/0019793920915876