References

Excerpts From Notes of Appreciation From Mediation and Arbitration Clients

"You did a superb job.  [You encouraged] the parties to express their own positions and to listen to the adversary’s position."

"Our experience with the mediation was positive, both in terms of process and outcome.  In particular, you came across as impartial and determined and we might not have settled if you hadn’t continued your efforts doggedly after the in person mediation ended.  I would certainly recommend you as a mediator in the future."

"Thanks again for all your hard work acting as a mediator in the [redacted] matter.  I know it took awhile but I don’t think we could have accomplished it without your help!"

"Thanks for your persistence.  I have rarely seen someone so interested in seeing a long protracted dispute to the bitter end.  I will keep you in mind in the future."

"Your cool demeanor and professionalism helped us resolve the matter." 

"Thank you for your patience and professionalism throughout – we could not have done it without you."

"We appreciate your help and we are convinced it would not have happened without you."

"Thanks for your patience, persistence, expertise and good humor."

"I was exceptionally impressed with the extensive amount of time and effort the mediator, Rick Weil, spent helping the parties bridge a vast gap.  Rick had an appropriate demeanor and was able to get hostile parties communicating freely.  It took a complete and long day, but after hard work by all, the matter finally settled, in principal.  Thereafter, difficulties with the wording of the settlement agreement ensued and Rick spent time with both parties via separate phone calls and conference calls to assist in bridging the gaps on some very complicated issues."

"I appreciate all of your efforts with this mediation.  Your finely tuned mediation skills on this case were invaluable.  It was a pleasure to work with you."

"The mediator was well-informed, impartial and fair.  [He] was able to set the parties at ease and achieved a good result."

"I wanted to again thank Rick Weil for his guidance, insights and thoughtfulness."

"Thank you for your time and professionalism in your attempts to bring the parties together.   I have nothing but respect for the way that you conducted the proceeding, and hope to work with you again in the future."

"Thank you for your efforts – you are obviously dedicated to the mediation process and very good at it.  I enjoyed working with you as well."

"Thank you for doing such a great job and assisting us in quickly resolving the case!"

"You were great! "

"I have a great deal of admiration for Mr. Weil, primarily because of his ability to logically think out solutions to problems and in particular see the merits of opposing points of view.  I don't know anybody any better at arriving at a balanced view of a problem than Mr. Weil...His ability to understand the other side of an issue has made him in my judgment an exceptionally insightful individual."

"Not only was I satisfied with the outcome, but, most importantly my client was satisfied with the outcome...Mr. Weil, your method and approach to mediation is right on target and is very effective."

"You were instrumental in negotiating with success an agreeable outcome for both parties.  Without your assistance, the litigation process would have commenced.  This much delayed letter shall serve as a "thank you" for your time and effort in resolving our differences."

“Mediator . . . persistent, proactive.”

“Rick Weil did a great job – very skillful.”

“I want to express our appreciation for your skillful handling of the Early Neutral Evaluation session…With your guidance, the parties were able to settle the matter expeditiously.”

Rick “got everybody involved from two separate (but effectively dependent) litigations.”

"Mr. Weil was the sole, court appointed arbitrator on a case on which I was involved.  He handled himself, and the arbitration according to the highest professional standards.  The case was particularly difficult, because the party on the other side was representing himself, and Mr. Weil took extraordinary steps to insure that the litigant understood the procedures and protocol involved...Let me say unequivocally, that I am not only impressed with his knowledge and acumen on a professional level, but he is quite simply, a very nice person.  He seems to care about what he is doing, genuinely seems concerned about concepts of justice and fairness, and has all the qualities and attributes I think are needed to be an excellent mediator/arbitrator.  He is fair, diligent and compassionate.”

“Your good nature, good humor and overall friendly style are singularly well-adapted to mediation.  You have an ability to put people at ease that removes unproductive attitudinal barriers that are so often the critical obstacles to settlement…What was at least equally valuable, and what may be unique to you, is that you see your role as not just mediating between the parties but also, if more subtly, between the people on each side.  I think you see that as an important building block, I think you’re right, and I’m grateful for that perception.”