You did a great job on a difficult case with a lot of emotion so thank you again.
Thank you for effort this morning. I was impressed with your knowledge of litigation. Unlike too
many mediators you were clearly able to understand the issues the "first time" and did not impede
the process by telling "war stories" I would look forward to another opportunity to work with you.
Michael Steiniger, Esq., Law Offices of Michael Steiniger
Dear Mr. Slama:
Thank you very much for having mediated my client's case. It seemed almost and impossibility
that our case would settle based on how far apart the parties were in terms of the settlement
amount. However, once you had spent 90 minutes into the mediation, I was able to see some
light in the tunnel. By the time the mediation ended, there was hope we could settle. I am glad
that you recommended that we continue negotiating. Your recommendation worked. To the delight
of my client and me, we settled for what I consider to be a very reasonable sum. Once again
Mr. Slama, my client and I thank you.
Gilbert Varela, Esq. Law Offices of Gilbert Varela
Milan's demeanor, art of listening and attention to detail make him an ideal mediator for any case.
He provides an objective assessment of the pros and cons of the case and persuasively presents
his assessment to the principals. Milan is particularly adept at focusing on the human elements
of the case and providing an emotional vent for the participants. I highly recommend him as
(From the letter to ADR Administrator, Los Angeles County Superior Court)
I was extremely impressed by Mr. Slama. He patiently explained the mediation process so that
the plaintiff and the principal, efendant both of whom were relatively unsophisticated in legal
matters, clearly understood that process. His demeanor was at all times courteous and helpful.
He had obviously read all the mediation briefs and knew the case inside-out. As a result of Mr. Slama's
efforts, the plaintiff agreed to dismiss my client who was only peripherally involved in
the dispute between principal parties. Mr. Slama's approach markedly increased the chances
that a settlement of the matter will be accomplish in the very near future. I might add that,
at first, I did have some reservations concerning Mr. Slama's involvement, as it was my
understanding that he is not an attorney and I have had some less than optimal experiences
where non-lawyers have acted as mediators. However, Mr. Slama's skills were such that those
reservations proved not to have been applicable to him, and I would gladly utilize Mr. Slama
again as a mediator.
Steven L. Stern - Attorney, Irvine, California
Many thanks for the superb and professional job mediating a difficult case. My client sincerely
appreciated your sensitivity in listening to his story and ferreting out the truth. He was very
pleased with the process and felt that he had his "day in court". I can report that his life is
turning around after suffering a devastating blow at the hands of his former employer.
I maintain a solo business law practice in Northern California. My client was sued in Riverside
County and the case referred to mediation. We selected Focuson-Solutions and Mediator
Milan because of his reputation with successful settlements. The case was mediated
in Pasadena and through these negotiations came to a settlement two weeks later.
I recommend Focuson-Solutions as a very cost-effective way to resolve business cases.
John Dioguardi, Esq., Concord, California
Thank you very much for helping us resolve this matter. We could not be happier with the outcome
of the mediation. This has been a nightmare for nearly 8 years. Thanks to you and your mediation
skills we can now put this behind us.
Raquel Musgrave and Bruce Musgrave, San Jose, California
I had a difficult client who was very resistant to mediate his case. After talking to Milan
in the beginning of mediation he changed his attitude and started to participate. After 6
hours the three party mediation ended with the settlement agreeable not only to my client
but also to all participants. Thanks to Milan's perseverance and leadership we arrived at
an amicable and fair resolution of this matter.
Carol S. Houck - Attorney, Ojai, California
I found Milan to be a careful, insightful mediator who is well versed in the principles of dispute resolution.
Frank Revere - Attorney, Revere & Wallace, www.reverewallace.com
Last year I needed to resolve the situation concerning the partnership with my old company. I was in the process of dissolving, because I started a new business venture. I knew Mr. Slama and hired him as a consultant to help me with interpersonal issues. He thoroughly analyzed the problem and he designed a communication strategy, benefiting each party involved.
Alex Wasserman - CEO, WAtronix Industries, www.inbthermoelectric.com