Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina
Cary, North Carolina
Dispute Type: Professional Liability
16 Dec 14
|I highly recommend Asa Bell for his skills as a mediator for all cases, especially those involving personal injury and professional malpractice. Asa was the mediator for one of the more difficult legal malpractice mediations I have been involved in recently where the claimant had lost the chance to pursue a complicated medical malpractice case because of an alleged error in the complaint filed by her attorney. The plaintiff felt betrayed by both her medical provider and her subsequent attorney, but there were also difficult proximate cause issues in the case. The mediation had the potential to impasse early. However, Asa’s doggedness and warmth as a mediator combined with his wealth of trial experience and gravitas set a positive and productive tone for the mediation that resulted in settlement. By the end, the parties and attorneys were actually hugging each other. The mediation was an excellent illustration of one of those times when the legal system works to the benefit of all participants. Asa was the perfect mediator for the day, and I look forward to having him mediate many of our cases in the future.