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MEMBER PROFILE: Alan G. Saler *
 
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Alan G. Saler
Alan Saler Mediation Services
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Suite 302
Valley Village
CA 91607

Tel: (818) 620-2029
Fax: (818) 379-9554
Email: alan@alansaler.com

www.alansaler.com

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40 Attorney Testimonials Recorded
Attorney Client:
David Bobrosky
Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan
Encino

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
20 Nov 12
Alan is a talented, tenacious and intelligent Mediator. He has settled almost every case I have had with him. Recently, he settled a very difficult case for me. It was a case where the other side did not even want to attend a mediation, but Alan kept at it and was able to resolve the case. Alan is a first rate go to Mediator and I highly recommend him.
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Attorney Client:
Patrick M. Kelly, Esq.
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
3 Dec 10
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.
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Attorney Client:
Michael Alder, Esq.
ALDERLAW P.C.
Beverly Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
24 Apr 09
Use him. He is a pleasure to be around. He is smart, experienced, energized and, if follow up is required, tenacious.
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Attorney Client:
Steven M. Freeman, Esq.
Freeman & Freeman, LLP
Woodland Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
3 Dec 08
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.
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Attorney Client:
Steven D. Huff, Esq.
Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Insurance
Submitted:
15 May 08
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.
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Attorney Client:
Joseph M. Barrett, Esq.
The Cochran Firm
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
18 Oct 07
Mr. Saler 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 achieving solutions and finding channels of agreement. I would work with Alan anytime and recommend him highly.
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Attorney Client:
Milton A. Miller, Esq. and Philip Midgen, Esq.
Latham & Watkins
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Insurance
Submitted:
5 Oct 07
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.
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Attorney Client:
Sheila A. Magnus, Esq.
Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar
Long Beach

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
26 Sep 07
I recently mediated a multi-party personal injury action with Alan Saler. He was extremely well prepared. He demonstrated detailed knowledge of the factual and legal issues contained in the parties' briefs. He was extremely effective in working with each side of the dispute, and ultimately resolved the case. He is widely respected by both insurance defense attorneys and plaintiffs' counsel. I highly recommend his services. In fact, I am currently in the process of scheduling my next mediation with him.
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Attorney Client:
Paul P. Tashnizi, Esq.

Westlake Village

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
15 Jun 07
I have utilized Alan Saler's services in three employment matters. He has settled every one. My clients and I were quite pleased with the results. He patiently allows the clients to tell their version of the dispute. It is always readily apparent that before the session, he has spent considerable time familiarizing himself with the facts and the legal issues so that he can evaluate and address each sides' strengths and weaknesses. He is both credible and convincing. He has demonstrated that when necessary he is very creative in crafting a settlement. In addition, if the initial session does not resolve the case, he is tenacious in his follow up communications with counsel. He is an outstanding mediator and I strongly recommend him.
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Attorney Client:
Ellen C. Arabian-Lee, Esq.
Gurnee & Daniels LLP
Roseville

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
5 Mar 07
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You kept in touch for many months by telephone and email after the mediation session ended. You were determined to get the case settled. You were very tenacious but fair to both sides. In addition, your opinions were respected by the clients. As a result of your follow-up, our case settled. Great job!
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Attorney Client:
Karen Johnson, Esq.
Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall
Orange

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
13 Feb 07
I think you are a great mediator, if not the best I have come across in ten years.
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Attorney Client:
John Blumberg, Esq.
Blumberg Law Corporation
Long Beach

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
27 Dec 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Ernest Klatte, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Costa Mesa

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
19 Dec 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Pejman A. Ben-Cohen, Esq.
Novak & Ben-Cohen, LLP
Beverly Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
15 Dec 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Michael S. Fields, Esq.
Law Offices of Michael Fields
Artesia

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
8 Dec 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Ann C. Hall, Esq.
Osman & Associates
Glendale

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
16 Nov 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Steve Nichols Esq.
Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall
Orange

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
27 Jul 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Steven Pearl, Esq.
The Pearl Law Firm
Encino

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
31 May 06
Alan Saler did an excellent job of mediating a wage and hour dispute. Going into the mediation session, defense counsel and his client were convinced that there was little chance the plaintiffs would prevail, and even if they did, that their damages were insignificant. Mr. Saler was able to persuade them otherwise. His effort was instrumental in resolving the case. I highly recommend his services.
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Attorney Client:
Jeffrey A. Milman, Esq.
Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman, Skikos
Newport Beach

Dispute Type:
Medical Malpractice
Submitted:
19 Apr 06
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.
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Attorney Client:
Vana Parker Margolese, Esq.
Matison & Margolese LLP
Beverly Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
17 Feb 06
Alan Saler was recommended by one of the two defense attorneys to mediate a premises liability action. She touted him as a mediator who works very hard to settle a case. As it turned out, our matter was no exception. In my experience, when a case does not settle during the mediation session, most mediators take their fee, close the door, and say sorry I could not get the job done. Not however, Mr. Saler. Although our matter did not resolve during the mediation session, Mr. Saler did not give up. In fact, during the following five weeks he repeatedly communicated by telephone and email messages with me and both defense counsel. His considerable effort resulted in separate settlements with both defendants.
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Attorney Client:
Robert Tessier, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert Tessier
Calabasas

Dispute Type:
Product Liability
Submitted:
12 Dec 05
Mr. Saler provides a valuable service and is very knowledgeable in successful Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques. The surroundings are familiar, which puts plaintiffs in a more relaxed frame of mind. In my experience, he is not afraid to tackle the difficult issues in a case and work hard to achieve resolution. His commitment to the case, which includes follow up at no charge to continue the momentum toward resolution, is an added bonus to an already cost-effective service.
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Attorney Client:
Joshua M. Merliss, Esq.
Gordon, Edelstein & Prepack
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
11 May 05
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Attorney Client:
Howard Blau, Esq.
Law Offices of Howard Blau
Woodland Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
1 Mar 05
Mr. Saler recently mediated a personal injury case involving significant injury to my client. The matter did not resolve at the initial mediation session. Mr. Saler assured me he would actively continue his efforts at resolution with the defendant insurance carrier. True to his word, the matter resolved a few weeks later for an amount acceptable to the plaintiff. At all times during the mediation Mr. Saler was knowledgeable, respectful and easy to interact with. My client was made to feel comfortable and actually enjoyed the mediation process. I highly recommend Mr. Saler and will use his serves again in the future.
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Attorney Client:
Thomas G. Stolpman, Esq.
Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver LLP
Long Beach

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
30 Dec 04
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.
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Attorney Client:
Ben Mohandesi, Esq.
Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha, PLC
Woodland Hills

Dispute Type:
Personal Injury
Submitted:
2 Dec 04
Thank you for your efforts in settling a unique, multi-party action. Your persistence and expertise resulted in a settlement a mere days before trial.
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Attorney Client:
Dan Stormer, Esq.
Hadsell & Stormer Inc.
Pasadena

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
28 Oct 04
Alan Saler is an outstanding mediator. He is tenacious, thoughtful and sensitive to the issues.
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Attorney Client:
Kevin S. Wattles, Esq.
Soltman Levitt & Flaherty LLP
Westlake Village

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
19 Oct 04
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Attorney Client:
Marc Smith, Esq.
Krane & Smith
Encino

Dispute Type:
Professional Negligence
Submitted:
8 Sep 04
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Attorney Client:
Thomas J. Johnston, Esq.
Girardi & Keese
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Medical Malpractice
Submitted:
23 Jul 04
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Attorney Client:
Steven F. Spierer, Esq.
Spierer Woodward Corbalis & Goldberg
Redondo Beach

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
11 Mar 04
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.
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Attorney Client:
Steve Danz, Esq.
Danz & Gerber
Sherman Oaks

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
10 Feb 04
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Attorney Client:
Cheryl Kopitzke, Esq.
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Century City

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
10 Feb 04
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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Attorney Client:
E. George Joseph, Esq.
Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP
Irvine

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
9 Dec 03
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for your efforts in successfully mediating this case to a resolution. Given the difficult expectations on the other side of the table, I was particularly impressed by your ability to bring the parties together so quickly, with a tactful yet extremely persuasive style. I look forward to working with you in the future.
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Attorney Client:
James W. McCord, Esq.
Berman, Berman & Berman
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Product Liability
Submitted:
5 Nov 03
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Attorney Client:
Peter J. Godfrey, Esq.
Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Product Liability
Submitted:
5 Nov 03
Thanks for the great job. We will certainly use you again.
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Attorney Client:
Bruce Cleeland, Esq.
Haight, Brown & Bonesteel LLP
Santa Ana

Dispute Type:
Product Liability
Submitted:
10 Oct 03
Despite a lengthy an unsuccessful mandatory settlement conference, the fact that the parties were on the eve of trial, and almost a half million dollars apart, Alan Saler's effort produced a settlement of a complex, product liability case. I highly recommend his services.
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Attorney Client:
Eugene Egan, Esq.
Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Commercial/Business
Submitted:
12 Aug 03
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.
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Attorney Client:
Dean A. Olson, Esq.
Morris, Polich & Purdy
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Commercial/Business
Submitted:
22 Jul 03
Thank you for your excellent effort which resulted in the settlement of one of my most difficult cases. Your assistance in soothing the raw nerves and attacking unreasonable expectations achieved the settlement that my clients now realize was the best resolution for their breach of contract case.
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Attorney Client:
Leigh Ann White, Esq.
Carlton, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
Irvine

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
14 Jul 03
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Attorney Client:
James R. Felton, Esq.
Greenberg & Bass LLP
Encino

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
11 Apr 03
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.

* DISCLAIMER (Rule 1-400, Rules of Professional Conduct):
This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or
prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
 

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