I have used David’s services as a mediator on several files. He has consistently been an impressive mediator and has helped resolve files of varying complexity and contentiousness. He demonstrates a thorough understanding of the law and the matters before him and communicates with parties clearly and fairly. I have been surprised at settling matters that appeared hopeless, and I attribute this in part to David’s ability to effectively reach both sides in a dispute. I intend to continue to retain him in the future.
I have practiced on the opposing side of actions against Dave Kitchen over the last 20 years. I always found him to be professional, reasonable and most importantly he has ample common sense that only comes with experience. In the last 3 years I have had the pleasure to appear in mediations where Dave acted as mediator. He brings the same common sense and depth of knowledge that is needed to achieve fair results for your Client, whether you are acting for the insured or the victim. When an action moves to the mediation phase I almost always include Dave in my list of preferred mediators and he is almost always accepted to mediate. His mediation style and ability to reach opposing Parties will help clarify issues and will lead to resolution
I have been using Dave Kitchen for my disability mediations for the last 3 years and will continue to do so in the future. He is respected both by my clients and the insurance defendants as someone who knows the complexities and nuances of disability litigation. Because he has done both plaintiff and defence disability files, Dave’s suggestions carry weight – and he is frequently able to provide strategies that bridge differences that at the time seem almost insurmountable.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dave Kitchen for mediations.
During the course of the past several years I have had the pleasure of knowing David Kitchen as both opposing counsel and in his role of Mediator. David consistently conducts himself with the highest degree of ethical professionalism, knowledge, and hard work. In his role as Mediator, David is always well prepared and thoroughly aware of the materials and issues involved in every case. He is skilled at assisting the parties in finding common ground and facilitating progress toward resolution without interfering with counsel’s presentation of their respective arguments. He strikes that delicate balance in a manner that keeps the parties engaged. David is genuinely committed to assisting the parties to reach agreement and it is not unusual for him to continue to work to bridge the gap between litigants in the days following mediations that initially ended without resolution. It is always a pleasure for me and my clients to work with David.