Legal Options, Inc. (“LOI”) was founded in 1997 by its President and Principal Neutral, Geoffrey B. White, who retired from the practice of law following a twenty-four year career as a trial attorney concentrating in various types of complex litigation in both state and federal courts.
Legal Options is a private dispute resolution company providing mediation, arbitration and case evaluation services to attorneys, insurance companies, individuals and corporations throughout the United States. With locations in Needham, MA, Worcester, MA, Springfield, MA and Providence, RI, clients can choose the site which best accommodates their needs and schedules.
LOI is proud to represent a distinguished panel of ADR professionals, all of whom are certified mediators or arbitrators with decades of successful litigation experience. Collectively, our neutrals offer expertise in most areas of law, including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, professional negligence, toxic tort, premises liability, construction accidents, labor and employment law, civil rights, insurance coverage issues and commercial/business disputes.
In addition to their work as providers of dispute resolution services, many of our panel members hold either an adjunct faculty or full-time faculty position at the law school or graduate school level and teach in areas of negotiation or dispute resolution. Regular interaction with the academic aspects of the ADR field helps ensure that all LOI panelists utilize dispute resolution procedures and methods which have been rigorously tested, but are never stale or inflexible. We feel that an innovative but balanced approach and perspective is required to maintain our effectiveness as neutrals in a competitive field. With the broad litigation experience of our panel members, this approach has allowed LOI to successfully mediate and arbitrate thousands of cases for parties, their counsel and insurance companies since 1997.
Our main offices are in the Paragon Towers Office Building located at 233 Needham Street, Newton, Massachusetts. Normal business hours are Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.