I have worked with Mark Walsh on several cases in the past. The most recent was a multi-party construction contract. In working with Mark in the past, it was easy to recognize his capabilities regarding law, however, I had not, before this case, spent time with him in a mediation. During this multi-party suit, I saw abilities in Mark that I had not seen before.
During the mediation, he showed proficiency in presenting technical issues, but more importantly, he was direct, strong, though fair, and unbending with the mediator when he needed to be. At the conclusion of the mediation, I felt we received an award in an amount well in excess of the amount I anticipated, and felt that was due to the approach that Mark took throughout the mediation. There is law, and then there is the application of law in the various settings ( court, mediation, arbitration, etc. ), the ability to stress the critical points at the appropriate time, and the ability to negotiate, and the knowledge and experience when not to negotiate down from your position. As I said, I felt I had seen Mark's capabilities in the field of law before this case, however, as a result of this case; I saw a broader view of his capabilities in this field, and feel even more comfortable because of that going forward.
Executive with Local Government Orginization,