Reviews

Silverton, Colorado - County Court House

 REVIEWS

Mr. Strongman was able to suggest workable resolutions and amounts to facilitate settlement. We were able to come to a conclusion to a difficult and complicated set of circumstances. A Mediation Client

I recall [Mr. Strongman’s] reasonable, friendly style while handling [my] client’s dispute over a business purchase. Both parties were emotional over the company in question: one party had owned the business for a long time and was attached to it. The other thought information had been concealed from him. A language barrier between a Vietnamese speaker and the other client only made communication more strenuous. [Mr. Strongman] was able to defuse the emotions. … That is the point of mediation. He was able to work with the parties to get each side to see there was room to compromise.” A Counsel for Mediation Client

Mr. Strongman was friendly, respectful, and gave me an opportunity to articulate my position as he facilitated an agreement between me and my (former) opponent. A Mediation Client

Ken’s patience and sense of humor in the mediation process helped everyone resolve the dispute. I highly recommend Ken for any area of mediation should you have an issue that needs to be resolved. Marci Trevino Executive in Workforce Development; Business Strategy; Technology; & Marketing & Sales

Ken comes with my highest recommendation. He is always looking for new ideas to assist his clients. I admire him for his creative work and his willingness to give first. You would be doing yourself a favor to align yourself with him. Steven Hook Loan Consultant at Caliber Home Loans Inc.

The mediation process took a very good and honest look for a solution to the problem. Opting for mediation with Mr. Strongman was the right choice because it resolved our case. A Mediation Client

Mr. Strongman conducted a well-grounded and attentive mediation. He knew what he was doing and was fair to all parties as he facilitated our agreement. A Mediation Client

Mr. Strongman has a very personable approach. I trusted him right away. He made a fair and honest assessment of the case, and helped us get to resolution. Also, he educated me regarding the value of the case. A Mediation Client

Ken is a strong leader and a very effective problem solver.  Ken successfully leverages his keen talents of listening to people, understanding situations, and creatively proposing solutions as both a Mediator in the legal industry as well as by being an active member in the community through the various organizations that he is a part.  Ken truly cares about helping people and does all that he can to make positive things happen. Steven Thompson Senior Director, Global Sales Onboarding at Salesforce

Ken has a unique background that positions him as an effective business mediator in several distinct niches.  Ken’s academic training is in land use and planning.  He then moved to title insurance defense, and later to finance and securities law.  Ken has managed to keep irons in all these fires:  he consults for local government and specializes in resolving land disputes.  Ken also serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has a keen appreciation for insurance issues in litigated claims.  Since becoming a fulltime professional mediator and arbitrator in 2003, Ken has turned his considerable talent toward the most effective methods of conflict resolution.  He is a lifelong student of conflict resolution and will work hard to resolve your business dispute. Jennifer Sommer Attorney at Bishop Barry

It has been my good fortune to receive stellar assistance from Kenneth P. Strongman in his role as a mediator. …. The gracious mediation skills and unflagging energy of Mr. Strongman, brought to bear with focus and finesse, have been provided to both sides in case after case after case, both my cases and others I have observed. Mr. Strongman always maintains the highest standards of professionalism, no matter how trying the litigants (or their counsel!) may be. Perhaps more importantly, he has almost always helped the parties find common ground and created the opportunity for settlement, even if at the beginning it appeared that the two sides were far apart. Mr. Strongman is a committed mediator and is both gracious and tenacious, talking to both sides and refusing to give up. What has been so useful to me, and helpful to my clients, is the fact that Kenneth P. Strongman brings to these negotiations a very helpful balance of gravitas, good humor, humility, and intelligence. It is a pleasure to work with him. A Counsel for Mediation Client

I’ve co-mediated with Ken Strongman numerous times, beginning when I was a law student, studying mediation and conflict resolution. Ken’s patience, clarity, and neutrality towards the parties assigned by the court in unlawful detainer cases made a deep impression on me, and I have used his approach ever since. Ken’s overarching purpose was to leave the disputing parties in a better position than when they came to mediation, helping the parties rise to their next best level. Thomas Tempske CLS, JD, CHC

Mr. Strongman was able to suggest workable resolutions and amounts to facilitate settlement. We were able to come to a conclusion to a difficult and complicated set of circumstances. A Mediation Client

[I have] used Mr. Strongman’s mediation services for many of my unlawful detainer cases over the past five years. Tenants really fight [my] clients to stay in their dwellings and the disputes are often hard to settle. These are very passionate, contentious cases…. The craziest things can come up but Mr. Strongman always maintains a sense of humor and at the same time is respectful to both sides. A Counsel for Mediation Client

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Ken to a prospective employer for his experience and knowledge in law and for having great talent as an efficient and well-rounded speaker and educator. Micaela Romero Bachelor of Laws – LLB at Deakin University

I am an attorney and have known Ken Strongman as a mediator for several years. I have been impressed with his ability to watch and listen to all parties to intuit both overt and hidden agendas. He accurately analyzes the fact situation, then brings disagreeing parties together to quickly and confidently move them to a realistic final agreement. During this process, Ken’s empathetic but objective demeanor is a major factor that helps build the trust of the parties, thus facilitating the agreement. He is the person I turn to first when in need of a mediator. Glenda Leatherman, Attorney

Not only did [Mr. Strongman’s] training offer a thorough refresher of mediation techniques and procedures, it offered materials, approaches and practical training that I had not received before and that I will apply and will find extremely valuable as I conduct future mediations. …I believe I got more useful information and practical tips with Mr. Strongman’s training than in any prior classes. A Mediation Student

 MEDIA PROFILES

  • Levey, Dhyana, “Defusing Tension and Reaching Agreement,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, September 18, 2009.
  • Plihon, Dorianne Romero, “Interview with a Member: Ken Strongman,” The Maverick: SOLO AND SMALL FIRM SECTION Newsletter of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, June, 17 2009, pp. 1-2.
  • “Interview with Ken Strongman,” The Congress of Neutrals Newsletter and Report, December 2007, pp. 1-2.

Ken_Strongman_003smKen Strongman, a private commercial mediator/arbitrator of complex, high risk litigated cases since 2004. Disputes addressed include business, securities, construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, employment, environment, energy, and trusts & estates.

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