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.

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 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.
Scott Bonzell was an incredibly effective and thoughtful attorney to work with when our family needed help. Throughout the entire process, Scott made us feel comfortable and confident that he had our best interests in mind. He was patient, thorough and had the experience to solve our problems efficiently. Scott made the process less stressful than we could have imagined, and he delivered results that were far better than what we had been told to expect from several other reputable lawyers. We’d highly recommend working with Scott if you’d like to receive both a professional and humane approach when navigating legal issues. Thanks to Scott, our family had a second chance at success and life is good.

Kevin D.
I turned to Scott when other law firms didn’t want to take my case. From the beginning when I met with him I knew Scott was the right attorney for me. He made it clear that I had a good case and in the end he was right and exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Scott for his dedication to his clients and making sure he’s always available for them.
 
- Michael W.
"We really do thank you for all your consideration and your unfailing perseverance throughout this long ordeal. During my darkest days it helped to know that someone was fighting for me. Dealing with (defense counsel) has made us realize how lucky we are having you for our attorney. I hope you know how thankful we are for all the timely, courteous and professional assistance you have provided us. Thank you very much for everything."
 
- Joyce and Richard S.

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


 - Dan B.

"Having known Scott as a law school classmate, law partner and co-counsel in a very difficult trial, I can say with experience and conviction that Scott is a great legal mind and a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients. I have and will continue to refer clients to Scott as I am confident they will be in good hands."
 
- Charles S. Custer

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.

"Thanks for all your help. You have been great. This is probably the best lawyer experience I've ever had. You were very easy to work with. Thanks!"
 
- Sunil N.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
Mr. Bonzell showed real professionalism and genuine care for my personal injury case. He was very thorough in his work and communicated with me very well as the process went on, always answering my questions clearly. He is highly intelligent, and has a genuine sense of ethics. The case was settled successfully in my favor.
 
-Carole S.
"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.
"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.
"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
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.
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.
"Scott was a tremendous resource in a drawn out litigation. His ability to see through the perceived complexity, focus and communicate the real underlying issues to the defendant and their counsel was critical in achieving a positive outcome."
 
- Poojitha P.