Mediation

Scott Bonzell is also a certified mediator, assisting parties in resolving their litigated matters. His three decades of litigation experience, in which he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants – from individuals to small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – has given Mr. Bonzell an invaluable perspective which he brings to bear in facilitating resolutions.

Mr. Bonzell recognizes that there are those cases which will inevitably end up in trial, but they are rare. In his opinion, trials are a last resort and should be viewed by the parties as such. If the parties are committed to the mediation process, and enough information is available with which the parties can accurately and intelligently assess the issues, there are very few cases which cannot be settled short of trial.

Mr. Bonzell utilizes his experience, empathy and interpersonal skills to help the parties craft resolutions which avoid the toll – on finances, time and emotions – taken by a judicial system ill-suited to the effective resolution of disputes.

"It had been months since the personal injury incident before I contacted Scott Bonzell. It was unfamiliar territory to me. His understanding, his professionalism and his patience in answering all of my questions were important factors in entering into an attorney-client relationship. I admired his calm demeanor, candor and integrity. He was able to secure a very positive outcome for me."
 
- Sylvia M.
At age ninety, I had never had an experience with a lawyer before except during my divorce fifty years ago. I felt an immediate alliance with Scott Bonzell. Upon the recommendation of others and based my own judgement after our interview, I decided I could trust this man with my case. I found him to be a true professional in every sense. When asking questions on-line, I received an immediate response within the same day and always kept me up-to-date. He kept my worries at bay and I will always be grateful for his excellent work and, of course, the successful conclusion to my lawsuit.

Easter J.
I’m not sure words of appreciation would ever equal the deep gratitude that I feel for your stewardship and support.  Thank you, Scott.  Tears come to my eyes full of that feeling of grace that you were there for me.

Alice D.
"Scott A. Bonzell represented me in a person injury case. I found him to be a very ethical, caring and professional counselor. He negotiated a settlement that exceeded my expectations, while keeping his share and expenses at a minimum. I could not have been more pleased with the results and manner in which he handled every aspect of my case. Scott is a friend!"
 
- Earl W.
"Scott is a first rate attorney. I've seen Scott in action and I am always impressed with his skills. In addition, he truly cares about his clients and puts their interests first."
 
- Andrew R. Gillin
"Thanks to your skillful lawyering, I was able to pay cash for a new house!"
 
- Roberta B.
"Scott Bonzell is a consummate trial attorney who works assiduously for his clients to ensure they receive the best possible recovery for their claims. Having seen the attentive, personable and smart way in which he works with his clients and prepares to present their case at mediation or trial, I would not hesitate to recommend Scott Bonzell to anyone seeking legal representation."
 
- Morgan C. Smith, Esq., Cogent Legal
I received the funds Scott. It is pretty darn wonderful! Thank you so much for your great work and perseverance with the case.

-Irene N.

Thanks to his experience and expertise, Scott Bonzell turned my entirely overwhelming situation into a no brainer!


 - Dan B.

Scott helped me navigate through a car accident and its arduous aftermath, and I feel so grateful to have connected with him. Every other lawyer referred to me would evoke anxiety attacks and emotional rollercoasters within me, but not with Scott. He was able to keep me grounded and deal effectively with all the problems. And it helps that there’s no BS with Scott, he lends clarity to seemingly confusing or frustrating situations.  There is no doubt he’s a professional and very, very experienced and exceptionally knowledgeable in doing what he does. What makes him stand apart is: Scott cares, he sincerely cares about you.  When he’s on your side, he’s on your side, you come first.  He goes above and beyond.  He is also a very good listener, gives sound advice, he’s warm, patient, has prompt communication skills, is affable, and even has a sense of humor too!  I truly believe if there were more Scott Bonzells in this world, it would change the reputation of lawyers for the better.


- Junia C.

I was referred to Scott by a friend of mine who is an attorney and had a case against Scott. He told me that Scott Bonzell thoroughly trounced him and his client in court, and that Scott was extremely smart. I contacted Scott and we proceeded to spend plenty of quality time together preparing a construction defect case against an owner-builder defendant. I have been in the commercial construction industry for the past 20 years dealing with all sorts of claims and attorneys, and I can tell you that my interaction with Scott was BY FAR the best attorney/client relationship I have ever experienced. Not only is Scott Bonzell an extremely competent attorney, he is also personable, friendly and funny too. The outcome was that we prevailed in our case, and I have also made a friend for life.
 
- Stephen N.
"I would highly recommend Scott Bonzell. He was honest, easy to deal with and was always in my corner. He was very open and clear about every aspect of my case. Scott did not inflate my expectations, but dignified me with realistic perspectives. He also went the extra mile with other related issues that came up as a result of my accident."
 
- Cassandra S.
"Working directly with Scott Bonzell was a pleasure. He did his job very professionally and it was as seamless as possible for me. Since I was going through difficult times and this process was new to me, he took the time to explain to me in person all the available options and the most probable outcomes. He continuously kept me informed throughout the entire process in a very friendly, personal and professional way. The final outcome was very positive and I am happy to recommend Scott Bonzell."
 
- Miguel G.
I worked with Scott Bonzell while he handled my personal injury case, and I would definitely recommend him. He is honest and ethical, works very hard and stays on top of your case, and most importantly is a good communicator. I have heard so many complaints from other people about their attorneys not returning their phone calls and e-mails, but I never had this problem. Scott always got back to me right away and answered all of my questions, and I was dealing with him directly each time, not with an assistant. It was a difficult situation with unpleasant circumstances and emotions running high, but I always felt that Scott and I were working together as a team on my case and that he was as determined to win as I was. And we did!
 
-Mary Beth B.
"I would highly recommend Scott Bonzell. He was honest, easy to deal with and was always in my corner. He was very open and clear about every aspect of my case. Scott did not inflate my expectations, but dignified me with realistic perspectives. He also went the extra mile with other related issues that came up as a result of my accident."
 
-Cassandra H.
I cannot say enough about how amazing Scott is. He is has been with me every step of  the way from signing of the contract to getting the settlement done. He is empathetic, kind and extremely easy to work with. He kept me updated on the progress of the law suit and he guided me through the mediation process . I highly recommend Scott for any of your legal needs. I was in CA when my incident happened but I live out of state he handled everything for me. I felt no pressure as I said he handled everything!

- Charlene M.
"I was referred to Scott Bonzell for a personal injury case and received an excellent result. He far exceeded my expectations by providing a personal and skillful representation. His competence, confidence and patience supported me when the going got rough, and I understood that he was on my side every step of the way. His sense of humor lightened the process, as did the mutual respect evident with other attorneys. I completely trust his skills and negotiating abilities, and am very grateful to him both personally and as my lawyer."
 
- Judith J.
Scott Bonzell handled my personal injury premise liability case, and I highly recommend him. His expertise and professionalism was proven time and time again. He is a master at negotiations, honest and a true pleasure to work. There is a reason Scott has made the SUPER LAWYERS list time and time again, he is the BEST! Scott is trustworthy, experienced and knowledgeable. He will work hard, be honest with clear communication along the way. You will not be disappointed if you hire him!

Karen L.
"I worked with Mr. Bonzell on a very complicated and difficult legal problem. He was the third attorney we hired as the first two found the complexity of the issues too much to handle. Mr. Bonzell helped us resolve this case through a thorough understanding of the law and a willingness to fight for us, even when the legal system and a less than scrupulous opposing counsel muddied the waters (an issue that made our two previous attorneys throw in the towel). I hope to never need his services again, but I have complete faith in his ability to help us should we need legal help in the future."
 
- Elizabeth S.

Scott is an unrelenting, dedicated professional whom I would recommend without hesitation. I am so grateful that through his perseverance, thoroughness, and attention to detail, my case was well represented and successful. His kindness and compassion are an added bonus to a partnership with Scott.


 - Susan E.