I chose Steve as the mediator for a large coverage claim that had complex issues, a six-figure arbitration award, and an insured prepared to file suit and allege coverage by estoppel. Steve brought over 20 years of coverage and litigation experience to the mediation, which made him an easy and smart choice for a coverage dispute with a potential for significant exposure. Steve deftly analyzed the legal and factual issues to understand the parties’ respective positions. With an approachable personality, he then worked with the parties and their counsel to find a path to settlement which was beneficial to everyone. I cannot recommend Steve enough as a mediator and I will use him again when the opportunity presents itself.
Steve has served as counsel in several complex mediations I’ve conducted, and his smart, tenacious, problem-solving nature as an advocate makes him a ‘natural’ in the role of mediator.