For Attorneys

Businesses and individuals in litigation need great legal counsel who can effectively and economically address the disputes of their clients. Smart Court’s dual-team neutrals, retired past-presiding Judge Sherrill Ellsworth and veteran mediator/arbitrator/private judge Attorney Kelly Bennett provide innovative solutions to resolve your cases efficiently.

Smart Court® Mediation can help ground emotional parties, stop the financial bleeding and end the case sanely and privately. In the end, you are the hero who gets your client to the finish line faster.

Have a case that requires arbitration? Smart Court® Arbitration is the way to go. Smart Court Private Judging with the Bennett/Ellsworth team provides total case management, fast-tracked, with appealable interim and final orders achieved in a timely manner. Through the Smart Court® Private Judging program, everything from discovery disputes, discovery schedule orders, interim orders, order modifications, evaluations, substantive law and motion and trial are handled in-house.

What about that case that should settle, but there’s one or two sticking points that if resolved, would enable the parties to immediately agree on the remaining issues? Smart Court® Flash Resolution provides spot mediation or adjudication of issues at an affordable price and at lightning speed. Smart Court® Case Management/Discovery Plan Service and Facilitated Mandatory Settlement Conferences are additional tools to help your clients get to resolution.

In each practice area below, you will find pricing information, easy to follow instructions, fillable forms and everything else you need to get your clients on track to a better justice experience.

Family Law Cases
Civil Cases
The 360º Approach
Family Law Cases

Family law attorneys are some of the hardest working advocates in the legal community. Are the court’s lack of resources and inefficiencies frustrating your efforts to get your clients good results at a reasonable price?

Civil Cases

We know you work hard for your clients. Like you, we believe your clients deserve excellent representation before committed decision makers and neutrals. Are the court’s lack of resources and inefficiencies frustrating your efforts to get your clients good results at a reasonable price? Smart Court’s dispute resolution services offer you customized tools to get your client to the finish line.

The 360º Approach

Kelly Bennett and Sherrill Ellsworth serve as Southern California’s only dual team of private judges, arbitrators, mediators and special masters. The unique combination of their legal knowledge and courtroom expertise is a boon to people who need immediate, quality justice, which the traditional court system cannot deliver.