The bottom line in mediation is the resolution of your case. I believe in the process of mediation and our ability to obtain closure for all involved. I know from more than two decades as a litigator that the benefits of resolution almost always outweigh the financial, emotional and other costs of going to trial. I provide mediation and arbitration services that are designed to resolve cases fairly and in a cost effective manner.
Over the course of my career, I have a track record of resolving a wide array of complex, emotionally charged and high stakes disputes. I have tried serious cases in Washington and California and worked for some of the largest commercial and personal lines insurers in the world. I have experience as both a plaintiff’s attorney and a defense attorney. I utilize my background to assist parties, attorneys, and insurance professionals to understand the value of resolution.
Let's Get To Work
The process of getting your case resolved begins before we get together on the day of our mediation. For every mediation, I send you my ‘Recommendations for a Successful Mediation’ (which is provided with the materials sent to you by Kubik Mediation Services confirming our mediation). The information sent to all participants addresses frequently asked questions regarding the mediation process, necessary attendees, mediation briefs, and provides you with my cell number - (425) 922-6880. I invite you to call me before the mediation if there is anything that you believe would be helpful for us to discuss in advance. I will arrive at your mediation fully prepared, having read your briefs and other documents, ready to get to work.
Creative Approaches For Your Case
Every mediation provides a unique set of circumstances. No matter how much money is at stake, the issues that are personal to the participants are always a major factor in settling a case. Once the “driving issues” are identified, barriers to resolution can be eliminated. I continually look for creative solutions to navigate around roadblocks and for unique ways to resolve disputes in a manner that avoids the significant costs and risks of going to trial.
Never Give Up
When someone asks if a case has settled, you will never hear me say "no." My answer is always either "yes" or "not yet." If a case does not settle at our initial session, you can be assured that I will not let go; I'll keep coming back and looking for an opening that will ultimately lead to the closure that everyone wants.
A respected Seattle plaintiff's attorney sent the following note after a difficult mediation - "Keith, Exemplary work...listening with patience and empathy is hard - you make it seem easy! You are very good, and I look forward to a long relationship." Robert Wrixton Warren
As a prominent plaintiff’s attorney recently wrote – “Keith - thank you for sticking with it long after the initial mediation session adjourned. After more than a week of phone calls and e-mails from you to both sides we finally got the case settled and avoided going to trial the following week. If you had given up, I do not believe the case would have resolved.” Benjamin Bunn - Past President, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (formerly San Diego Trial Lawyer's Association)