A lawsuit is like an expensive chess game.
Even the winner loses most of what he or she has.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
It shouldn’t be that way for the horse industry.

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 Welcome to Equine Dispute Resolution

Equine Dispute Resolution is a service of Frank Becker Legal Services, LLC. Frank is an experienced equine attorney, arbitrator and mediator committed to providing a means of efficiently and effectively resolving disputes that arise concerning horses and the horse business.

EqDR provides arbitration or mediation to resolve disputes out of court.  Arbitration and mediation save the parties the time, expense and emotional drain of a protracted and often unsatisfactory court battle. EqDR provides a flexible and fair method of resolving disputes that would otherwise grind through an overloaded legal system not designed to handle equine-related disputes with efficiency or with expertise in horse-related matters.

What Services Are Provided by EqDR?

EqDR provides both arbitration and mediation services.

 Arbitration is the process where the EqDR neutral arbitrator makes a binding decision to resolve a dispute. The arbitrator conducts a hearing in which each side presents his or her case, and the arbitrator makes a decision based on the evidence and arguments presented. The decision is binding on both parties, and is enforceable under state and federal law should one side not comply.

Mediation is different. In mediation, the EqDR neutral mediator assists the parties in settling a dispute. Through an informal procedure, the mediator attempts to clarify the issues and assist with establishing a dialogue between the parties in an effort to arrive at a settlement of the controversy without the necessity of going to court. The mediator does not make a decision about the case, but assists the parties in reaching a settlement. A binding agreement is reached only with the consent of both parties.

 What Is Equine Dispute Resolution?   

EqDR is a dispute resolution firm based in Lexington, Kentucky and is managed by Frank Becker, an experienced equine lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator. Frank has been in the private practice of law for 25 years, and has been prominent in the representation of clients involved in the horse business. Frank regularly speaks at the National Conference on Equine Law, the nation’s most prominent and prestigious seminar for equine lawyers. Frank is an experienced arbitrator and a member of the National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Frank is also a trained mediator, and is the former Chair of the Mediation Center of Kentucky. Frank graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1979, where he ranked first in his graduating class, served on the Kentucky Law Journal, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Frank practiced with the Lexington-based firm of Miller, Griffin & Marks and with the Lexington office of the prominent Cincinnati-based regional law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl.

Frank serves as the chief arbitrator and mediator for EqDR. However, with the client’s permission, Frank will engage the services of other reputable and experienced equine attorneys, mediators and arbitrators to handle particular disputes.

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Contact Information

To find out more, or to arrange a session, please contact Frank Becker by phone or e-mail.

Postal address
218 Sycamore Rd., Lexington, KY 40502
Electronic mail

Further Information contact Frank Becker: frankbecker@equinedisputeresolution.com