- An individual, often an attorney or expert in a specific field, who officiates an arbitration. This person, similar to a judge, oversees a simplified, less formal version of a trial. Arbitrators are typically selected from lists provided by court jurisdictions, arbitration services, or organizations like the American Arbitration Association. Their role is to facilitate the swift resolution of disputes
- The two companies couldn't reach an agreement, so they brought in an arbitrator to settle the dispute.
- As an expert in construction law, she was chosen as the arbitrator for the case.
- When the contract negotiations reached a impasse, they decided to hire an arbitrator to make a binding decision.