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Attorney Client:
Michael Alder, Esq.
ALDERLAW P.C.
Beverly Hills

Dispute Type: 
Personal Injury

 
Use him. He is a pleasure to be around. He is smart, experienced, energized and, if follow up is required, tenacious.
Attorney Client:
Leigh Ann White
Carlton, DiSante &
Freudenberger LLP
Irvine

Dispute Type:  
Employment

Alan Alan Saler was able to settle a contentious religious discrimination case, when neither I nor my client thought there was any chance of resolving it. I was impressed with Mr. Saler's approach and my client and I were very happy with the result. Since the mediation, I have been spreading the word about him throughout my firmís offices.

Attorney Client:
Dan Stormer, Esq.
Hadsell & Stormer Inc.
Pasadena

Dispute Type:  
Employment

Alan Saler is an outstanding mediator. He is tenacious, thoughtful and sensitive to the issues.

Attorney Client:
Patrick M. Kelly, Esq.
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz,
Edelman & Dicker LLP
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:  
Employment

Mr. Saler did an excellent job. He was courteous, respectful of one another's positions and sought to isolate the key issues that would determine whether the case would or would not settle. He also approached the task with determination and a positive commitment from the outset that the parties would come to a reasonable resolution for all concerned.

Attorney Client:
Jeffrey A. Milman, Esq.
Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman, Skikos
Newport Beach

Dispute Type:
Medical Malpractice

I enjoyed mediating a very complex medical negligence case with Alan Saler. The case involved pathology misread and prognostic survivability for Melanoma. Mr. Saler was able, with considerable effort and tenacity, to prevent the mediation from disintegrating and was able to settle the case. He was conversant with the briefs and exhibits and had an excellent command of the facts. I would highly recommend his services and plan to use him in the future.

 

Attorney Client:
Milton A. Miller Esq & Philip Midgen Esq.
Latham & Watkins
Los Angeles


Dispute Type:
Insurance Coverage

Mr. Saler was very well prepared, impartial and highly effective. He identified the critical issues and covered them fully, realistically and in a friendly and professional manner - all of which helped settle the case. Without a doubt, highly recommended.

 

Attorney Client:
Steve Nichols Esq.
Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall
Orange


Dispute Type:
Personal Injury

I have sent an e-mail to the attorneys in our Orange County office with information about your services and my personal observations of how you handled our mediation. I was most impressed with your thorough preparation. It was immediately clear that you had spent a significant amount of time carefully considering the materials we provided to you beforehand so that you had mastered the issues as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each side before we arrived. I rarely see this kind of preparation by mediators. Your preparation and direct approach allowed us to focus on those things necessary to resolve this case. I look forward to working with you again.

 

Attorney Client:
Steven D. Huff, Esq.
Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP
Los Angeles


Dispute Type: 
Professional Liability


 
I was recently fortunate to have another attorney recommend Alan Saler to mediate a complex, multi-party insurance broker and legal malpractice action. Mr. Saler was extremely well prepared and was able to fairly and effectively analyze and communicate the strengths and weaknesses of the parties respective positions. Without his tact and determination the matter would certainly not have settled. Although the case did not resolve during the lengthy mediation session, Mr. Saler tenaciously communicated with counsel countless times during the next several weeks. His effort was instrumental in achieving a comprehensive settlement. I highly recommend him.
 
Attorney Client:
Thomas G. Stolpman, Esq.
Stolpman, Krissman, Elber
& Silver LLP
Long Beach

Dispute Type:  
Personal Injury & Professional Liability

Thank you again for your assistance in resolving our matter, which required a considerable amount of skill on your part to bring the parties with their widely divergent interests together to reach a settlement. These interests included those of the plaintiff, who sustained a serious back injury requiring surgery and life time medical treatment; a plaintiff-in-intervention who had expended more than $150,000 for medical expenses and salary in lieu of temporary disability; the defendant whose insurance policy was canceled before the loss giving rise to plaintiff's injuries and who was threatening to file bankruptcy if the matter could not be settled so as to avoid a jury trial; an insurance broker as a cross-defendant as to whom it was alleged that he had wrongfully appropriated payments made by the defendant for their liability insurance and failed to keep the insurance policy in force and effect; and, finally, the E & 0 carrier for the insurance broker which contended that it had a very strong claim for rescission of the insurance policy based on the broker's fraud in completing the application and his other apparent misconduct. You were able to navigate the shoals of the controversy in a way which led to a settlement which avoided the bankruptcy proceedings and a complicated trial, whether in the Superior Court or in the bankruptcy arena.

Attorney Client:
John Blumberg, Esq.
Blumberg Law Corporation
Long Beach

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury

 
If the late singer, James Brown, was "the hardest workin' man in show business," then Alan Saler is the hardest workin' mediator. Mr. Saler just finished assisting in the settlement of an injury case. Even though the formal mediation session was months ago, he stayed in touch, kept prodding the other side, and ultimately was able to bring the parties to a resolution today (the morning of the first day of trial.) I highly recommend him.

 
Attorney Client:
Ernest Klatte, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Costa Mesa

Dispute Type
Wage and Hour

Mr. Saler was very effective in mediating our Wage and Hour case. It was a pleasure working with him. It was obvious that he had carefully prepared by thoroughly reading the mediation briefs. He came to the mediation with a good command of the legal and factual issues. He did not shy away from expressing his opinion of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the parties' claims and defenses and was very pragmatic in his approach. When the case did not resolve during the mediation session, he continued to diligently speak with counsel by telephone until he achieved a settlement.

Attorney Client:
Marc Smith, Esq.
Krane & Smith
Encino

Dispute Type:  
Legal Malpractice

Mr. Saler's analytical abilities and tenacious effort were instrumental in settling a complex, legal malpractice case for seven figures. He gets results. I highly recommend his services.

Attorney Client:
Steven M. Freeman
Freeman & Freeman, LLP
Woodland Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury

 
I just wanted to formally thank you for all of your efforts in settling the Berkel case. I truly believe that this is one of those cases that would have certainly gone to trial had you not been involved in the settlement negotiations. Thank you for your persistence, knowledge of the law and common sense. I am sure we will see each other on future cases in which my clients need a great mediator.
 
Attorney Client:
Eugene Egan, Esq.
Breidenbach, Huchting & Hamlet
Los Angeles

Dispute Type: Commercial/Business

Mr. Saler was instrumental in resolving a difficult case that another mediator was unable to settle. His approach helped unusually difficult personalities reach an agreement that I believed would never happen. I highly recommend him.

Attorney Client:
Joseph M. Barrett, Esq.
The Cochran Firm
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury

 
Alan is a top mediator. He is in the small group of top-level mediators for significant cases in L.A. He has the confidence of both sides of the Bar, which is rare. In the process, he listens well, is creative in achieiving solutions and finding channels of agreement. I would work with Alan anytime and recommend him highly.
 
Attorney Client:
Pejman A. Ben-Cohen, Esq.
Novak & Ben-Cohen, LLP
Beverly Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury


 

Mr. Saler recently mediated a high value, medically complex personal injury case, in which the parties started the day far apart. What he accomplished was phenomenal. We began the session early in the morning because the Final Status Conference was at 1:30 p.m. Trial was the following day. Just before noon, Mr. Saler called the court clerk and obtained an extension of time to 3:00 p.m. Since negotiations were ongoing at 2:00 p.m., and we had to go to court, he followed us in his car to the downtown courthouse. When he arrived in the courtroom, he asked the judge for more time. He continued to mediate the case in the jury room and he settled it a few minutes before 5:00 p.m. I have never seen any mediator show such commitment and dedication. I have to say that he is the best mediator with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working.
 

Attorney Client:
Michael S. Fields, Esq.
2003 President,
Consumer Attorneys Association
of Los Angeles
Artesia

Dispute Type:
Premises Liability

 

Alan Saler is a superb mediator. He recently concluded a mediation that lasted more than six months. He was professionally tenacious in helping to resolve a serious hip fracture case, resulting from a trip and fall at a commercial complex. He started his coaxing before, during and after the initial mediation session. He was persistent and dedicated to a fair resolution of the case for all parties.

 

Attorney Client:
Ann C. Hall, Esq.
Osman & Associates
Glendale

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury

Thank you for an amazing job yesterday. From the beginning, you pegged the amounts and psychology of the various parties' evaluations and positions. Your insight was instrumental in our resolving the matter.


 

Attorney Client:
Joshua M. Merliss, Esq.
Gordon, Edelstein & Prepack
Los Angeles

Dispute Type: 
Employment

It was a pleasure to mediate our case before Mr. Saler. It was quickly apparent he had read all of the briefs and the numerous exhibits. He immediately focused on the issues in dispute. I appreciated his diplomacy when discussing the strengths and weaknesses of our case in front of my client. There was a great deal of animosity between my client and the defendant, his former employer. After several hours, Mr. Saler was able to get the parties to a point where the case settled. After the mediation, my client expressed to me how much he appreciated Mr. Saler's efforts. This matter would not have resolved with a less skillful mediator.

Attorney Client:
Thomas J. Johnston, Esq.
Girardi & Keese
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:  
Medical Malpractice

I am looking forward to working with you again soon. I will definitely ask for you help on difficult cases again. The truth is I definitely did not think that case would settle. I know that it would not have if it wasn't for your five hours of concerted effort. Thank you very much.

Attorney Client:
Steven F. Spierer, Esq.
Spierer Woodward Corbalis & Goldberg
Redondo Beach

Dispute Type:  
Residential Real Estate

Alan Saler recently mediated a residential real estate matter dispute involving an alleged failure to disclose. I represented the realtor and the listing agent. I was extremely impressed with his handling of the process, in part, because he appreciated the need to set aside his ego despite the fact that at the time I was usurping his role. He never lost sight of the singular goal of mediation, which is to resolve, what in this case, was a very emotionally charged dispute.

Attorney Client:
Steve Danz, Esq.
Danz & Gerber
Sherman Oaks

Dispute Type:  
Employment

Many thanks for your near-heroic efforts in assisting us in settling our recent retaliatory termination case. I was most impressed with your extreme attention to detail, as witnessed by the typed outlines of facts, evidence and issues you prepared in advance of the mediation. Your 'style' was such that my client (the plaintiff) felt very comfortable sharing his views with you and telling his story. I very much appreciated your frequent E-mail messages and telephone calls during the several weeks following the mediation. I am convinced that your thorough knowledge of the case greatly assisted both sides in realistically assessing our respective positions and arriving at a mutually agreeable settlement. I will not hesitate to use you in the future! Many thanks for assisting us in reaching a fair settlement and avoiding two or three weeks in jury trial.

Attorney Client:
E. George Joseph, Esq.
Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP
Irvine

Dispute Type:  
Employment

Mr. Saler recently mediated a plaintiff's case for me. It was not an emotional or particularly contentious case, except that the defense counsel, who is most able and experienced, and I evaluated the case very differently. Persuasion in the face of emotion is difficult. Persuasion in the face of reason, experience and logic on both sides nearly impossible. Mr. Saler performed the nearly impossible. The case settled.

Attorney Client:
James W. McCord Esq.
Berman Berman & Berman 
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:  
Product Liability
Mr. Saler recently mediated a plaintiff's case for me. It was not an emotional or particularly contentious case, except that the defense counsel, who is most able and experienced, and I evaluated the case very differently. Persuasion in the face of emotion is difficult. Persuasion in the face of reason, experience and logic on both sides nearly impossible. Mr. Saler performed the nearly impossible. The case settled.
Attorney Client:
James R. Felton, Esq.
Greenberg & Bass LLP
Encino

Dispute Type:  
Residential Real Estate

Mr. Saler presided over a difficult case, in which the parties had lost trust in one another and persuaded them to bargain in good faith and ultimately resolve the dispute. He showed my clients considerable understanding but was also forceful enough to help them appreciate the risks of continuing to litigate. When we drew the proverbial line in the sand and made our final demand, he was able to persuade the other side to pay the amount we were seeking.

Attorney Client:
Cheryl Kopitzke
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Century City

Dispute Type: Employment

Thanks for your help in resolving our recent alleged retaliatory discharge case. I found you to be very well prepared, thoughtful, energetic and persistent. You continued to contact both sides after the lengthy mediation session ended, and your groundwork paved the way for a reasonable and mutually satisfactory settlement. I will recommend you to others.

 
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