. . . [C]ertainly knowledgeable about the construction subject matter and well prepared before we met. I would look forward to selecting you as a mediator in the future.”
- Darryl M. Yee ; Law Office of Darryl M. Yee, Hayward, CA
. . . [V]ery well-prepared, impartial and highly effective. Mr. Purtill identified the critical issues and covered them fully, realistically and in a friendly and professional manner. I would highly recommend Mr. Purtill as a mediator.”
- Trang Le, Esq.; Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP, Woodland Hills, CA
I am writing to acknowledge the excellent work by Mr. Brian Purtill as mediator. I have known Mr. Purtill as a litigator and found him always to be well prepared and effective in that capacity. However, I came to have a much better understanding of his skills in his capacity as a private mediator. We had a particularly difficult mediation involving complex issues. More importantly, the parties were very emotionally invested in the case which made negotiations very difficult.
Mr. Purtill demonstrated exceptional skill both on the technical issues and by virtue of his empathy, patience and compassion for the persons involved. He successfully achieved a negotiated settlement and the parties were both very pleased.
Since that mediation, I have referred other matters to Mr. Purtill for mediation and expect to continue doing so in the future.”
- Al Cordova, Esq.; San Rafael, CA
I appreciated your diligence in resolving at mediation my very difficult-liability plaintiff’s [personal injury] case. Your ability to analyze and respond to the issues presented by the parties was highly professional. I would wholeheartedly recommend your mediation services to other attorneys.”
- Pano Stephens, Esq., Ukiah, CA
. . . [Y]ou held great sway with my clients. You were rational, economically focused, and persuasive without being over bearing. My clients liked you, listened to you, and ultimately agreed to your proposed resolution of a very difficult conflict. . . . Personally, knowing the parties and counsel I did not expect there to be a resolution. Your work was exceptional. After nearly 43 years of litigation, I believe that you are a great resource in mediation, and would highly recommend you to any attorney or party considering mediation.”
- Barry W. Meyer, Esq., Santa Rosa, CA
Brian is a hard-working mediator who came prepared to discuss both the facts and the law of our case with our client. He earned the trust of our client by offering a frank and candid assessment of his view of the facts and law, which I believe is important in the mediation process. We didn’t settle that day, but Brian remained committed to finding a resolution even after mediation and his efforts contributed to our client’s eventual settlement.”
- John N. Heffner, Esq., Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, Napa, CA
After the parties settled no issues in the court-supervised settlement conference, Brian Purtill settled an emotionally charged family trust dispute–80% emotion and the other half psychological. Brian immediately focused on the real grievances: decades-old family hurts. Brian actively listened to each side’s sincere (non-legal) grievances, and kept us on track to resolve all the legal issues in our present lawsuit. He fashioned a fair resolution and got us across the finish line. Brian’s low key manner was well-tailored to our high conflict case.”
- Neil J. Moran, Esq., The Freitas Law Firm, LLP, San Rafael, CA