I want to thank you for
the superb job you did in the mediation of this matter
which ultimately resulted in the settlement of the case.
As you know, the case resulted from a January 1994 helicopter
crash. In the three and one-half years since the accident,
we have had several settlement discussions, a settlement
conference before a superior court judge and a jury
trial. It was not until the mediation with you, however,
that the parties entered into meaningful settlement
negotiations and discussions.
I felt that your experience on the Arizona Court of
Appeals was extremely helpful. With your background
and experience, both sides at the mediation seemed more
willing to consider the issues you presented in light
of the risks and the need for settlement. I hope to
be able to use your services again.
Douglas L. Rayes Attorney