Joe Kendall mediates several complex and/or high dollar cases a month, usually for those who know him or for those whom he’s mediated before. Of course, sometimes he’s asked to mediate a case by a judge.
He has done a lot of Plaintiffs’ cases, so some in the Defense bar shy away from Joe as a mediator. But the truth is he can evaluate a Plaintiff’s case, be it good or bad, as quickly as any one. He also has a solid understanding of the defense perspective as well, in terms of risk management, litigation budgets, business politics, and viewing the case from the insurance carrier’s point of view. Most importantly, he understands the natural human experience.
If you want the all too typical and ineffectual “coffee and donuts” morning and “deli lunch,” devoid of both interest-based negotiation and meaningful case evaluation, Joe is probably not the right fit for you. However, if you’d like more than a “passenger pigeon” carrying numbers between rooms, call Joe. Even if the case doesn’t settle (and his settlement rate is roughly 80%) with him, you and your client will gather information about the case, your opponent’s viewpoint and get an opinion born of significant courtroom experience about the strengths and weaknesses of your case from a former federal judge who has seen a thing or two. That is truly added value.