Minnesota Arbitration Lawyer & Attorney


Sauro & Bergstrom PLLC provides comprehensive arbitration services to clients and the legal industry.  Serving as fierce advocates for their clients in arbitration settings and seasoned arbitrators deciding cases, the principal partners of Sauro & Bergstrom can help you with a wide variety of arbitration needs.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution, where cases are decided outside of the court system.   Like the court system, arbitration is most often a binding process where one or more arbitrators decide your case with finality to make a binding decision on your dispute.  The process is typically faster and less expensive than court with fewer opportunities for the losing party to fight the decision once it has been made.

Generally, arbitration must be agreed to by the parties after a dispute arises, be required by a binding term of a written contract between the parties, or be required by statute in order for a case to be resolved through this alternative process.

This form of resolution has become increasingly popular for legal cases, including construction, insurance claim disputes, and family law issues including divorce.

Adina Bergstrom

With more than 20 years of experience with arbitrations, Sauro & Bergstrom partner Adina Bergstrom has a wealth of knowledge in arbitrating cases as an advocate and serving as an arbitrator to decide cases.   Her extensive experience with insurance coverage, personal injury cases, no-fault, product liability, and family law allow her to effectively handle arbitrations in a variety of forums.

Highly trained in the arbitration process, Ms. Bergstrom routinely attends and lectures at seminars in Minnesota and across the country on arbitration-related issues, including through the American Bar Association and the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters. In addition, prior to forming the firm, she routinely trained insurance claims adjusters on arbitration related subject matter as a claims supervisor, arbitration specialist, and staff attorney for several major insurers.

Ms. Bergstrom has completed the required training for Civil Arbitration Skills Training required for qualification as a Rule 112 Neutral in the State of Minnesota, as well as a variety of trainings offered through the American Bar Association on this subject matter.

Brenda Sauro

With more than 25 years of experience as a seasoned litigator, Sauro & Bergstrom partner Brenda Sauro routinely advocates for clients in arbitration proceedings.  She has effectively represented numerous residential and commercial property owners in construction cases subject to arbitration under the American Arbitration Association Rules.  Her wealth of knowledge and experience are truly an asset to any owner looking to resolve their construction defect and other construction related disputes through the arbitration process.

Ms. Sauro also routinely represents buyers and seller in real estate non-disclosures cases.  When a home is sold in Minnesota, the seller of a residential home and the Association/Management Company of a common interest community (condo, townhome, etc.) are required to make a written disclosure to prospective buyers about anything material about which the seller or the Association is aware that could affect the buyer’s use and enjoyment of the property. Minn. Stat. § 513.55. When a dispute arises about whether proper disclosure was made, the buyer can bring a legal case against the seller or the Association/Management Company to recover damages, demand rescission of the sale, and other types of relief.

It is very common for these types of disputes to be handled through arbitration with through the National Center for Dispute Settlement (NCDS) or the American Arbitration Association.  Ms. Sauro is a highly experienced advocate in both realms, with a proven track record of recovering for wronged buyers and defending innocent sellers.

If you are in need of a highly skilled arbitrator or an advocate for your arbitration, look no further.  Sauro and Bergstrom PLLC can help. Please call us at 651-389-9915 for a free consultation. You may also fill out our contact form and someone from our office will contact you.