Mediation Testimonials

Mediation Testimonials Re: Monty McIntyre

ADA/Burn Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"I don't do this often but when I encounter an exceptional Mediator, I feel obligated to provide an unsolicited "shout out". Yesterday I had a mediation with Monty McIntyre. This was the second mediation with him on this case. He was NOT the reason the case didn't resolve the first time around. Monty did a fantastic job. You could appreciate his intellect and litigation experience in the way he assisted the clients in understanding their case, as he saw it, and in appreciating the multiple factors that they must consider in trying to evaluate their claim.

He worked extremely well with me and my co-counsel and no doubt garnered the respect of the defendants. He knew the case, the issues, and fairly evaluated the plaintiff's claims. The case settled and I'm going to guess both sides were pleased that he was selected as the mediator. He's worth the expense."

B&P §17200 Case, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for a NYSE company:

“Mr. McIntyre ranks among the best of the scores of mediators I've used over the years. He is a ‘quick read’ and was well prepared. A good mediator is an attentive and perceptive listener. With the knowledge he gleaned and his understanding of the issues, Mr. McIntyre worked closely with the parties to craft a creative solution to what would otherwise have been expensive and protracted litigation."

Business Case, Defense Counsel:

“Monty performed a very effective and thorough analysis of complex business partnership litigation and was instrumental in obtaining resolution in my case.  As the mediator, Monty was able to effectively gain the confidence and respect of my client which was critical in reaching closure in this particular case.  Thank you Mr. McIntyre!”     

Collections Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“I have participated in numerous mediations for many years. Overall I rate most mediators as good. In Mr. Mclntyre's case I would rate him as exceptional. I highly commend anyone to utilize his expertise.”

Elder Abuse Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"I recently had the pleasure of mediating a case with Monty McIntyre, and just wanted to pass along my experience.  I have worked with numerous mediators, retired Judges, and some of the best and most elite mediation firms in the country.  Having now mediated with Monty, I would place him at the very top of that list of mediators.

In a very complex financial elder abuse case, Monty immediately identified all of the key issues and pressure points, understood the dynamics of the parties' relationships, and worked tirelessly and patiently with both sides in an effort to get the case resolved.  While our case ultimately did not settle, I look forward to working with him in the future - whether on the most complex or the simplest of cases.  He is simply one of the best out there."

Employment Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"I rarely post things about mediators unless they really impress me - just settled a wage/FEHA/PAGA case with Monty McIntyre as the mediator - I have used him several times and have always been impressed with his effectiveness - especially this one. He is a quick study - works hard and pulls the right levers - and is just an overall good man whose    heart is in the right place. There are very few mediators who are worth using in my opinion. He is on my short list for sure."

Employment Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“I was very pleased with Monty's work in one of my employment matters. Although, the case did not settle at the mediation, Monty never lost track of the case and kept on working and making phone calls until the deal was done. He was persistent as a lawyer and that trait makes him a great mediator.”

Employment Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"I highly recommend Monty McIntyre as a mediator for legal disputes. Monty combines a wealth of legal experience and acumen with a measured and facilitative approach. He is well prepared, a good listener and communicator, and has an authoritative yet calm and reassuring style that engenders trust, conciliation and resolution.”

Insurance Bad Faith Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"To date, we have had several mediations, ranging from personal injury auto accidents, employment, and bad faith insurance cases. In each of these cases, the parties were at extreme opposites on the issue of settlement and there appeared to be absolutely no way we were going to traverse the seemingly insurmountable and gigantic chasms which existed on each of these cases. Then, in each case, you began your neutral expertise, and (I am sure you hammered the other side just as much as you did my clients) making them each understand all of the downsides and risks to their cases. After a long, committed, and painstaking process, your expertise was the single most important reason why each of these cases, hampered with their initial irretractable and opposite positions, came to amicable solutions in the end. I have absolutely no reservations in giving you my highest recommendations as a mediator and I look forward to using you again."

Legal Malpractice Case, Plaintiff Counsel: 

"In my opinion, Monty was an excellent mediator - certainly one of the best I have had occasion to work with in my twenty-two years as a civil trial lawyer. His demeanor was pleasant and professional. He handled the matter with exceptional efficiency. He was able to think "outside the box" and came up with some very creative solutions to the case, including non-monetary proposals that served to make the parties believe that true justice was the result." 

Medical Malpractice Case, Defense Counsel:

"Monty recently served as mediator in a contentious medical malpractice case. Monty’s work significantly contributed to the successful resolution of this emotionally charged matter. He has many excellent qualities, including an excellent command of the law, an ability to be even-handed in addressing both side’s positions, an easygoing likeable, demeanor, and most important, a strong “sticktoitiveness” attitude with regard to resolving a case. I am looking forward to working with Monty again on my next difficult case”.

Medical Malpractice Case, Defense Counsel:

"My first mediation with Monty involved a delicate medical malpractice case with a high profile medical group that provides an aggressive defense of their providers. The opposing parties were emotionally invested in the outcome, and represented by an experienced and zealous advocate. 

Monty quickly understood the medicine in this unique cancer case, the legal issues raised on damages, while also managing the emotions and personalities in play with great temperament. I believe his calming personality, objective view of each side's strengths and weaknesses, and candor on how a jury may view the various theories, were the reasons why this case resolved early in the litigation process.

Monty is an experienced and respected source for alternative resolution that I intend to use frequently in the future."

Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“I recently had the pleasure to participate in a mediation with Monty McIntyre. I represented a young woman who had endured a harrowing experience at a hospital when there was a mechanical failure of a machine being used to stop potentially life threatening bleeding.  The woman's father witnessed the episode.  Both claimed acute and ongoing  psychological damages in the form of PTSD.  The defense position was that while they regretted the initial mechanical failure, an appropriate machine stopped the bleeding soon thereafter, that there was no physical injury and that ongoing psychological injury from a one-time event of a couple of hours was overstated.

Monty did an excellent job.  He was able to get the defense to see the event more through the eyes of the plaintiffs who lived through it.  He helped in a sincere and understanding way to get my clients to see the value of how a settlement now could be an important step in getting past the traumatic event, as opposed to relieving things for a week in trial.  Monty eventually was able to get the defense to pay a sum substantially above their initial evaluation and authority.  Monty was patient and optimistic throughout the process.  I would not hesitate to use Monty again as a mediator.”

Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"It was a pleasure working with you in resolving this medical malpractice case. Your insights and thoughts were of great assistance in bringing about a very substantial and satisfying result for our client, and I will not hesitate recommending your expertise as a mediator to all. Thanks again for going the extra mile to get this one settled. I look forward to working with you on the next."

Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“Monty’s relaxed and casual manner as a mediator disguises his tireless efforts to keep the mediation process rolling.  I recently settled a medical malpractice action owing in large part to Monty’s understanding of the medicine, the legal medical issues,  and his willingness to do the extra shuttle diplomacy between parties to get the case resolved.  He is a valuable mediator for our community and I recommend working with him.” 

Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"We came into this medical malpractice paraplegia mediation with very low expectations of resolving the case but Monty hit the ground running, was up to speed on the case details, understood and appreciated the risks (which he explained well to both sides) and stayed overtime to work out a deal. He dealt masterfully with both the "number" damages, but more importantly, the human damages. We'll absolutely use him as a mediator again!"

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"Couldn’t do better as far as mediators go.”

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“Monty helped us resolve a very difficult case with great care and tenacity. He used a creative approach to the negotiation that was very right for this case.  We would not hesitate to return to Monty for other cases--we very much appreciate his help.”

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“Monty did a fantastic job for my client in a difficult case and truly lived up to his mantra ‘Relentless Optimist.’ I will use him again without hesitation."

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"I have had two personal injury mediations with Monty A. McIntyre. Both were settled as a result of the savvy and hard work put into the negotiations by Mr. McIntyre. I would highly recommend him as a mediator, arbitrator or referee."

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“You have my heartfelt thanks for assisting in settling the above-referenced case. Through two mediations, over a year, you kept everyone working toward agreement even when the chances of settlement appeared remote. Your persistence even after the second mediation made the difference. The honest and knowledgeable assessment you provided of the strengths and weaknesses of the positions of all parties was invaluable.”

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“I had a great result in mediation last week with Monty McIntyre. This was a MVA with a concussion but no subsequent indicia of TBI per Dr. Lobatz.  Monty did a great job at the mediation, and kept in contact with both sides to resolve the case one week later.”

Personal Injury Case, Plaintiff Counsel: 

“I wanted to pass along a note on behalf of our client and firm for all of your assistance in the recent settlement where we represented an older gentleman injured in a trip and fall accident. As with many such cases, there were significant disputes over liability and damages, and your work in moving the parties together was very well done. Most of all, your ongoing efforts after the ½ day Mediation session ended via phone calls and e-mails was really what got the case resolved. Many mediators promise to follow up on cases that do not immediately resolve, but you came through in that regard and your ongoing efforts were clearly why the case settled. Thanks again and we will look forward to seeing you at our next opportunity.”

Personal Injury Case, Defense Counsel:

“Thank you for your assistance today in getting this done. I must say that the biggest accomplishment was your ability to make my clients feel completely comfortable with the process. Rarely have I left a mediation where the clients gushed about the mediator.”

Personal Injury Case, Defense Counsel:

“I can witness that Monty McIntyre has the sense of what can happen at trial with jury pools, and thus can assess risks for the parties to evaluate and make their decisions with that knowledge.  We received a well-tempered professional mediation.” 

Real Property Case (commercial lease), Defense Counsel:

 "Our firm’s first experience with you as a mediator was completely positive. Both the client and I were impressed with your preparation and immediately focusing on the issues where we needed feedback. Having litigated complex cases with you in the past, I knew we would benefit from careful, considered legal and factual analysis, and that is exactly what we received. Your “relentless optimism” and patient demeanor was needed, at least for those of us whose patience tends to evaporate as the day drags along. We achieved a fair settlement that pleased our client, herself an experienced in-house counsel."

Real Property Case, Defense Counsel:

"Mr. McIntyre successfully mediated a very complex and contentious real property case that was believed to have little chance of being resolved before trial. He was well prepared, focused and dedicated himself to finding a settlement strategy that would work. His tireless efforts and high degree of optimism were critical in crafting a resolution and fine tuning the key details. I would definitely use his talents again in the future."

Real Property Case (commercial lease), Plaintiff Counsel:

"I had a mediation with Monty McIntyre today. He was excellent to work with. He was a straight shooter with the client and from the outset showed he was very familiar with the nature of the dispute and the issues involved in the dispute. He helped settle a difficult case. I feel he was instrumental in helping my client get this case settled. The ultimate compliment was when opposing counsel said the case settled for more than they intended to settle it for. I would not hesitate to use Monty again."

Real Property Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

"You are a fabulous mediator!"

Real Property Case (commercial lease), Plaintiff Counsel:

"I want to commend and recommend Monty for his help resolving a difficult landlord-tenant breach of contract dispute. After four hours of mediation, the parties agreed to settle two complaints and cross-complaints in a case involving difficult personalities, a multitude of claims and about 10 years of disputes. Monty did an excellent job helping the parties get to an agreement that both sides could accept."

Subrogation Case, Plaintiff Counsel:

“Even though we were unable to settle at the mediation, Monty kept in touch with the parties. His persistence, follow-through, and willingness to work with the parties after the mediation (and after hours) really helped seal the deal. Thank you, Monty!”

Subrogation Case, Defense Counsel:

“Once again thank you for your hard work on our case.  It was a true pleasure to work with you.  Your relentless, yet very professional and understanding persistence post-mediation is what we credit with getting the case resolved.  We look forward to seeing you on the next one.”