These are representative comments from lawyers, judges, and parties with whom I worked successfully in mediations, and I thank each of them for their kind words.
Ron did an excellent job driving the parties in my case to a good and amicable resolution. His approach was the right balance of patience and firm. He was extremely well prepared and grasped the essential elements of the dispute, as well as the negotiations dynamics. An exceptionally professional and competent mediator.
Ron Friedman's experience, patience and keen understanding of the dynamics and personalities involved in our mediation helped to achieve a settlement of our case. Although I truly believed that this case could not be resolved without a Trial, Mr. Friedman's perseverance was the driving force in reaching an agreement to settle. I would not hesitate to utilize Mr. Friedmans services for any case in the future.
Our Mediation involved a difficult to settle business dispute. Mr. Friedman came in having read the briefs and the law. He was good with the clients and when the negotiations stalled -- his skills helped us settle the case.
Mr. Friedman had a great grasp of the facts and continued to press for settlement when I wanted to walk out. He did a great job.
Clean, simple and surprisingly fast dispute resolution from Mr. Friedman. He was patient, and highly knowledgable with contract and intellectual property law.
I very much enjoyed the mediation; you worked particularly hard in very difficult circumstances to broker a resolution when I thought no settlement could ever be reached. For that, you demonstrated your most prodigious skills and I, and my clients, thank you.
Thank you for your effort in our successful resolution of the [case name omitted] matter. Your tenacity in 'hanging in there' is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for acting as the Pay Panel mediator on the above-referenced case. Your skillful efforts resulting in the partial settlement of the case saved the litigants and the court a great deal of time and expense. Your participation on our ADR panel is greatly appreciated by the Los Angeles Superior Court as well as the parties who come before this court.
It was very nice working with you yesterday, and I am glad that we were able to settle the above-stated case with your assistance. You were able to do what we could not; cut through the emotions, issues, costs and simply 'settle' the case. Again, thank you for your efforts.
Your services were excellent and most appreciated.
I would like to take the opportunity on behalf of myself, Ira and Olinda to express to you our appreciation for the manner in which you conducted the mediation. You did so professionally and, as indicated by the resulting settlement, effectively.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to emphatically commend the mediator, Ronald M. Friedman, for the manner in which he conducted the mediation. I have been very fortunate to have been assigned to some very fine mediators in my experience as an attorney, and I can categorically state that none have been more effective than Mr. Friedman. Mr. Friedman was at all times polite, courteous, willing to listen to the issues and the parties' respective positions in the case and eager to propose potential alternatives which ultimately led to the resolution of the case. There is no doubt that Mr. Friedman's demeanor, experience and professionalism were instrumental to the successful conclusion of this mediation and I am most grateful for his time and effort.
Thank you for a job well done, through your efforts we were able to settle this matter.
Thank you for an excellent...and ultimately fair resolution to the [Case Name Omitted] litigation last month. We appreciated your objectivity and counsel.
I wish to thank you for your service as a mediator in the above-captioned case assigned to my court. Please be advised that the parties have reached a settlement in this case. The contribution of your time and efforts in attempting to settle this case is much appreciated. You are commended for dedicating your professional skills towards the resolution of this matter.
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for the time that you devoted to the mediation of this case, which settled. It is on my calendar tomorrow for an OSC re dismissal for the case having been settled. As you know, it was not so long ago that it took 5 years or more for a case to be assigned out to trial. Now, it is more like 12-18 months. Our civil justice system could not function efficiently without attorneys such as yourself making themselves available for this valuable service. Again, please accept my expression of gratitude.
I just received a copy of the Statement of Agreement or Nonagreement in the above referenced case indicating that the mediaiton ended in full agreement by all parties. I just wanted to express my gratitude for the generous(and successful) voluntary work you do for our mediation program. Without the efforts of talented mediators like you we could not meet the requirements of the Trial Court Reduction Act. Thank you.
Good Job - Difficult personalities!
Thank you for your fine work as our mediator. I would not have thought the matter could be settled and, without your extraordinary effort, it would not have been. We look forward to working with you on the next one.
Best court ordered mediation experience. Will definitely recommend to others in contract dispute. Quality worth paying for.
I want to thank you for your persistence and patience in getting this matter settled. Of course, we hoped to settle for less, but I am not unhappy with the result. I very much appreciated your mediation style and your efforts to effect a settlement. We certainly would consider using your services again...Thanks again.
Ronald Friedman did an excellent job and was fair to all parties. I recommend Mr. Friedman as a neutral that possesses exceptional dispute resolution skills and takes a genuine interest in case resolution.
Mr. Friedman is able to cut through and ask the really important question of each side. Thank you.
I though you were superb on the Law & in your demeanor. My highest compliments.
I appreciated your thorough review of the briefs prior to the mediatiojn session.
On behalf of myself and my clients, thank you for your efforts in settlling this case. I thought your style and technique were extremely effective. In my private conversations with my client, but Mr. and Mrs. [Name Omitted] were highly complimentary of you. I just wanted to write to you this quick letter to thank you for all of your work and your successful completion of the case. It would not have been possible without you.
This was a difficult and protracted mediation. Knowing my client's thinking going into this, I was astounded that a settlement was reached. Great job!
You did a great job.
I have recommeded your services to several attorneys both inside and outside my firm.
In addition, he had a handle on the complicated facts of the case, creative ideas for settlment, and an appropriate level of sensitivity to the competing interests of the parties. ...You were prepared, fair and sharp. We appreciate your assistance.
On behalf of all the judges of the North Valley District, I want to thank you for your assistance as a volunteer mediator. Your efforts to resolve cases before trial play an integral role in assuring judicial efficiency. Indeed, without the assistance of volunteer mediators such as yourself, our bench officers would undoubtedly spend a greater proportaion of time in trial and therefore have less time available to devote to law and motion and other matters before the court. Your commitment in accepting the important responsibility of alternative dispute resolution ensures that our system of justice continues to work and work well. It is because of the willingness of professionals like yourself to contribut your time, energy and common sense that the Los Angeles Superior Court is able to process cases in such an expeditious manner. Thank you again for your participation in the alternative dispute resolution program.
Excellent job! This case would probably not have settled without your assistance.
The Neutral is very Good! (Ronald Friedman, Esq.)
Mr. Friedman did a great job and we appreciate his patience and persistence in helping to settle the case.
Mr. Friedman is an outstanding mediator. I use him every chance I get.
Mediator Ronald Friedman did an excellent job.
The Mediator was outstanding.
Mr. Friedman was very effective & professional
Outstanding effort by the neutral resulting in settlement. Extraordinary level of skill shown by the neutrall. I highly recommend this neutral.
Neutral one of most knowledgeable re Mediation; very Neutral; truely helpful to settle this case. Would like to use again.
Ron Friedman did an outstanding job of focusing the parties on the issues and the desirability of resolution for all. I hope to work with him again.
The neutral was very professional & courteous. I appreciated his efforts.
Mr. Friedman was an excellent mediator & hopefully we will be able to utilize his services in the future.
Mr. Friedman did an exceptional job and put in extra time to learn about the case prior to the mediation & stayed well beyond the 3 hour limit without charging. His grasp of the issues & his rapport with the parties was very helpful. I would definitely use him as mediator on other cases.
Ron Friedman was very good! I'd use him again.
Very good job by Mediator - will use him again.
Mr. Friedman was an excellent mediator on a case involving difficult personalities.
Ron Friedman was great!!!
Mr. Friedman was an excellent Mediator.