Comments from Counsel, Jurors, & Parties


  • Judge, thanks for your help. I appreciate your concern and your insight. An agreement would not have been reached without your involvement.
  • Thank you very much for your efforts last week.  You did a masterful job at navigating through some strong emotions and non-economic considerations to bring us to a settlement I thought unlikely.  I greatly appreciate your continued efforts and patience throughout the day and into the evening. I have shared my positive experience with others here at my firm and do and will whole-heartedly recommend you to others.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
  • I did not think we would find a deal. Any other mediator would have failed and/or given up.
  • I just wanted to follow-up with you and say, thank you. Due to the nature of my practice, I’ve participated in hundreds of mediations over the past 16 years. I’ve regularly used some of the best mediators in this state and mediators out of state and various mediators appointed by government agencies.  I know this was a small case but the emotions were high and you did your job at a level I have rarely seen. So, thank you. A job well done!
  • Judge – thanks for hanging in there with us today.  You played a pivotal role in getting the deal done. 
  • Thank you for assisting the parties in successfully resolving the above-referenced matter. We appreciate your skills and efforts in helping to facilitate a resolution.
  • Judge Kennedy is thoughtful, insightful, and perceptive. He served as a well-respected jurist and an excellent persuasive attorney, and is now an excellent mediator.
  • I had very little hope of this matter being settled and was grateful for your help. Your experience and counsel did the trick. Thank you.
  • You did a great job!! You were very fair...You were very kind...which was so nice because this was overwhelming.
  • I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I appreciated your willingness to assist in the mediation with Mr. ___. My attorney called me late on Friday and informed me that we have, indeed, reached an acceptable settlement in this matter. I know that your knowledge, your professionalism and your compassion had a great deal to do with the success of this mediation. I just wanted to say thank you.
  • [Judge Kennedy was] very neutral which made the atmosphere much easier to deal with. It’s a stressful experience, so every little thing helped.
  • Very patient, very thoughtful.
  • I felt that you were a great facilitator of the proceedings and did all you could to move things along in a fair and efficient manner.