Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution where the parties present their dispute through sworn witness testimony and documentary evidence to a Neutral (usually mutually-agreed) Arbitrator or Panel of Arbitrators, who will act as a judge to decide how to resolve the dispute and issue a binding non-appealable award. Arbitration, if managed well, can be completed significantly faster and less expensively than going to court.

Mr. Madden has served as an Arbitrator in over 100 construction disputes on projects such as professional sports stadia, highway systems, fuel pipelines, solar power generation, shipbuilding, commercial and residential construction, with disputes ranging to more than USD $200 million.