Mediation Client Testimonials
“I have had the pleasure of utilizing Mr. Buchanan in dozens of mediations involving hundreds of cases in a complicated medical device MDL. Jerry’s willingness to learn complex issues of science and medicine to help him engage the parties has been impressive. His common sense approach to the valuation of cases and ability to get both sides to see the risk and uncertainty inherent in hotly contested litigation has been very helpful. I have seen him use every tool in the mediator’s toolbox to assist parties in getting to a resolution. And his integrity is beyond reproach – when you tell Jerry something is confidential, it stays confidential. I would recommend his services to anyone serious about resolving a significant matter.” – Dustin B. Rawlin, Trial Department, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio
“I have known and worked with Jerry Buchanan for 35 years plus. I know him to be one of the best lawyers I have ever seen. His mediation skills are as good as anyone I know. He recently settled a case for me, which had every reason in the world not to settle but he did it. His integrity is without question. I have seen Jerry in most every tough legal situation a lawyer can find himself in and I have always seen him conduct himself with great aplomb and wisdom. I have no reservation in recommending him for any mediation task you may have.” – Hugh B. McNatt, P.O. Drawer 1168, Vidalia, Georgia 30475
“Without question, Jerry Buchanan is one of the most effective and experienced mediators I have used in 29 years of practice. He is always well prepared, and quickly perceives the strengths and weaknesses of a litigant’s case, even in the most complex matters. With this insight, he is then able to persuade the parties to realistically evaluate their positions, leading to resolution. I heartily recommend Jerry as a mediator.” – Kenan G. Loomis, Office Managing Partner, Cozen O’Connor, Atlanta, Georgia
“Jerry is known throughout the State of Georgia as a top notch trial lawyer. His legal experience in all types of cases, both simple and complex, is extensive. . . . When Jerry serves as an ADR neutral he brings to the table his vast legal experience, an open mind, a keen ability to see the important issues in a case and very effective communication skills. Jerry is formidable in the courtroom and an outstanding ADR neutral. I give Jerry my highest recommendation.” – I. Gregory Hodges, Oliver Maner LLP, Savannah, Georgia
“As a full time mediator and occasional settlement counsel myself, I was fortunate to have Jerry serve as mediator on a very complicated group of cases. Because he has vast experience in the courtroom to go along with great skill as a mediator he can “bring order to the chaos” and get the parties together to get cases settled. He was able to guide experienced decision makers on both sides to realistically evaluate their positions and find common ground and he did so quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Jerry to mediate any case and look forward to working with him again.” – David G. Matthiesen, Matthiesen & Associates, Houston, Texas
“I recently participated as counsel for a party in the dissolution/sale of two major family businesses. The case was mediated by Jerry Buchanan. (Of note I am also a registered mediator and have mediated more than 1,000 cases during my 30 plus years of practicing law in Georgia).
The case referred to above was successfully resolved to the satisfaction of all parties after two day-long mediation sessions and numerous phone conversations, e-mails and other correspondence in the interim. I am convinced that the skill, professionalism, patience and creative thinking of our mediator, Jerry Buchanan, was a key to getting the case resolved.
This letter is written as my highest recommendation of Mr. Buchanan as a mediator to any lawyer or party who is considering him as a mediator. In my opinion Mr. Buchanan is one of the finest mediators in the State of Georgia.” – Patrick T. O’Connor, Oliver Maner, LLP, Savannah, Georgie
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