Appointment as Special Master

A Special Master is appointed by the court (with the consent of counsel) to assist the court and counsel with their case management responsibilities, including discovery and privilege disputes, in order to keep the case moving towards a fair and reasonable conclusion. Because of the complexity of litigation and the numerous issues that arise as a result, a Special Master is able to remove the day-to-day roadblocks that frequently burden the trial judge and delay ultimate resolution of the matter.

Former United States District Judge Alfred M. Wolin is frequently appointed by federal courts to act as the Special Master in complex litigation. Additionally, in class action litigation, he is often selected to allocate damages between different classes of plaintiffs and to apportion legal fees between different law firms.