Mediation specialist Joseph Paulk of Dispute Resolution Consultants, Inc. is renowned as an ‘excellent settler of the nastiest cases.’ He has handled mediations in several states, including many with a medical, product liability, or professional negligence angle.
Dispute Resolution Consultants has a proven track record in resolving some of our most difficult cases. We have used DRC for both Plaintiff and Defense matters. The qualifications of DRC’s mediators are second to none; most are practicing trial attorneys or retired judges with plenty of real courtroom experience. DRC’s staff goes out of their way to make sure the environment for mediation is well suited for both the parties and their attorneys. We have no reservations in recommending DRC to our clients.
I have been mediating with Joe Paulk since 2011. While he was selected by the defendant manufacturer and I was thus skeptical, I quickly realized we were fortunate they chose him as a mediator. In that time he has shown amazing insight and organization in a very complicated medical device mass tort process. As a result of Mr. Paulk’ s efforts we have been able to settle hundreds of our client’s cases with the manufacturer. He is tireless in his efforts and works after the formal process ends to ensure all details are “buttoned up”. Also he has worked with us after the successful mediations in an apportionment role among our clients and serves as the decision maker of any appeals relating to settlement apportionment. We are still using his services and without hesitation would recommend him highly.
I always look to DRC for my mediation needs. They are very accommodating to tight schedules and the mediators go the extra mile to get cases resolved. Their office is the epitome of professionalism and they take the hassle out of scheduling mediation with multiple parties. They do a great job!
You can’t underestimate the importance of reputation — of being well prepared, objective, and ready to meet the client in every mediation. But you also have to have the right kind of personality. And by that I mean a certain personal quality that’s conducive to resolution. I think the people at DRC have that.