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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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15 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.

* 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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