Neutral Opinion

Get an independent opinion.

Unbiased, confidential case evaluation from the best legal minds in the business.

Non-binding, Tailored Processes

  • One or more parties retain a neutral to deliver an evaluation, either in person or via written report, based on the merits of the case.

  • Neutral Analysis typically involves review of factual and legal positions either through briefs, oral arguments, mock exercises or an evaluation of what a likely jury outcome might be.

  • Attorneys and their clients have utilized Equa Neutral Opinion in a wide variety of disputes and continue to find new ways to take advantage of this beneficial resource.

  • Neutral evaluations can be used for a discreet issue or an entire matter.

  • They can range from informal, telephonic consultations to evaluations of complex, high-stakes matters, where such analysis can even predict the precedential impact of an adverse ruling on an industry.

  • Case evaluations involving a panel of three or more neutrals allow attorneys to weigh a range of independent, expert opinions that closely replicate your sitting judge or arbitration panel.

  • Mock arguments give you a chance to test trial strategies and provide leverage for settlement negotiations. Mock arbitrations, especially in large disputes and/or those involving foreign parties, act as "dry runs" to familiarize participants with rules and procedures.

Get answers

  • How does your case strategy appear to an experienced, neutral third party?

  • Which claims might be the riskiest or most successful?

  • How would a judge, jury or arbitrator respond to your witnesses and experts?

  • What's the best way to position your dispositive motions?

  • How will controlling legal precedents be applied?

  • Should you consider settlement or move forward with a trial or appeal?

  • What are your chances on appeal?

What you get

  • Pre-file neutral evaluations

  • Written case evaluations (brief-based)

  • Evaluative summary judgments

  • Second opinions

  • Mock exercises (oral arguments, Markman Hearings, bench and jury trials, arbitrations, appellate hearings)

  • Creative Applications

Why Neutral Opinion

advisory opinions on such questions, allowing you to fine-tune arguments, reassess settlement options, manage client expectations — and ultimately proceed with heightened confidence and a winning strategy.

The evaluation

  • Neutral evaluation of the enforceability of contract modifications between insurers

  • Neutral evaluation of matrimonial estate in preparation for divorce/dissolution

  • Neutral evaluation of expert testimony

  • Neutral appraisal of corporate board election process

  • Neutral appraisal of a lawsuit brought by former professional athletes against a professional American sports league

  • Neutral investigation of cooperative housing complex accused of sexual orientation bias in acceptance of new shareholder (resident) applications

  • Mock oral argument on issues of class certification

  • Mock arbitration of a power plant construction matter

  • Mock bench trial in preparation for litigation in major environmental disaster

  • Mock summary judgment for declaratory relief and damages arising out of a contractual assumption of liabilities related to sale of safety products business, involving thousands of underlying product liability claims

  • Appeal concerning summary judgment ruling on a class action lawsuit over real estate commissions


  • Advise you on the most appropriate evaluator for your dispute

  • Give guidance on likely costs

  • Appoint the neutral of your choice or select one for you

  • Provide support and guidance during the process

  • We can also offer follow-up assisted negotiation or independent chairing where helpful.

Corporate Offerings.

Standing Neutral

A standing neutral is a trusted, independent expert adviser (or a panel of three advisers) chosen by contracting parties to help resolve any disputes that arise between them during the contractual relationship.

This is typically used in the context of a business relationship where long-term cooperation is paramount, such as projects undertaken in the construction and oil industries. It is seen as a first response technique, designed to prevent any problems from escalating into adversarial disputes.

Contracting parties who have arranged for a standing neutral are incentivized to concentrate on fixing the problem rather than fixing the blame. They use their mutual knowledge to reach a solution between themselves, instead of relinquishing control to the neutral.

Neutral Chairing

Businesses, boards and senior management teams are frequently faced with situations where they benefit from the involvement of an independent and impartial third party to facilitate progress.

Whether it’s because of stalemate in reaching a consensus or simply because the appointed Chair needs to play an active role in the debate, a neutral chair is invaluable in enabling discussions, problem-solving, building relationships within the team and managing difficulties or conflict.

Using essential mediation skills a neutral chair will reduce the risk of conflict becoming destructive and can provide a moderating influence where factional positions have developed. the better way service offers a means of facilitating communication in a wide range of circumstances that require both a sensitive and a pragmatic approach.

Hire the Equa Services

Avail the service at as low as $20 or ₹1000 or equivalent in other currencies.

Choose the method of payment you like and receive a call from Equa Case Manager.