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

Tel: (818) 379-9789
Fax: (818) 379-9554
Email: alan@alansaler.com

www.alansaler.com

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12 Attorney Testimonials Recorded
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Attorney Client:
Joshua M. Merliss, Esq.
Gordon, Edelstein & Prepack
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
11 May 05
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. Salerís efforts. This matter would not have resolved with a less skillful mediator.
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.
Attorney Client:
Kevin S. Wattles, Esq.
Soltman Levitt & Flaherty LLP
Westlake Village

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
19 Oct 04
Mr. Saler recently mediated a contentious wrongful termination case. It was clear from the outset he had thoroughly reviewed the briefs and their numerous attachments. He was therefore, immediately able to focus on the key disputed facts and issues. During the process he proved to be a tireless, knowledgeable and impartial mediator. He carefully maintained confidential matters. He persuaded the parties and counsel to acknowledge their weaknesses as well as the other sideís strengths. He raised potential evidentiary issues, which in my fifteen years experience most mediators do not typically recognize or address. As a result, of his considerable effort, the parties reached a mutually agreeable settlement of a dispute that at the outset, neither side even remotely anticipated was likely to resolve. I highly recommend Mr. Salerís services and look forward to using him again.
Attorney Client:
Steve Danz, Esq.
Danz & Gerber
Sherman Oaks

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
10 Feb 04
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 Ďstyleí 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:
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.
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.
Attorney Client:
Leigh Ann White, Esq.
Carlton, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
Irvine

Dispute Type:
Employment
Submitted:
14 Jul 03
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.

* 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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