Testimonials

Some testimonials about Scott Baker Mediation’s work…

“Scott Baker singlehandedly settled an “unsettleable” case after a very difficult 15 hours. It was extraordinary for several reasons. Scott exhibited a level of patience that few possess, certainly not me. I packed up at least 4 times that day. . . . Scott also showed a high level of preparedness regarding the materials and the arguments, and his methodology was very meticulous and incremental. . . . It required Scott’s very methodical, ultra-patient approach that, even after hour 15, required his steady hand to get over the finish line. I was very impressed, and I’m happy to recommend Scott Baker’s mediation services.”

— Matt Williams, Law Firm of M. Matthew Williams, PLLC, Austin

“I would be hard-pressed to find a mediator more conscientious than Scott Baker. By far the most thorough, dedicated, and empathetic mediator with whom I’ve worked, Scott took painstaking efforts to fully understand the intricate facts and legal positions of each party as well as the parties themselves, fostering a trust and candidness that allowed a resolution to be borne. Scott stayed well past his scheduled time on the minute chance that settlement could be reached. Using his interpersonal skills, coupled with his obvious legal expertise and experience, Scott made possible the impossible. Scott Baker is now my recommended mediator.

— Caryn McGraw, Law Office of Russell Frost, PLLC, Austin

“Scott is an excellent mediator who is thorough, fair, and patient.  A recent mediation with Scott put those skills on full display; there were multiple parties, multiple claims and cross-claims, and more than a little acrimony.  Scott dove head first into the case, reading hundreds of pages of material and exhibits, and came to the mediation prepared to discuss each party’s position on their own terms.  That knowledge, combined with Scott’s patience and results-oriented approach, led to a settlement where none was expected.  I cannot recommend Scott highly enough and will absolutely use him in the future.”

— Matthew Murrell, Cleveland Terrazas PLLC, Austin

“I had the pleasure of working with Scott as a mediator for the first time recently on a difficult business dispute that had a very complicated set of facts, nuanced legal issues, and personalities that were challenging. Scott was prepared, personable, and persistent—working long past our scheduled stop time. We didn’t finish until around midnight, but we reached a final deal thanks to Scott’s excellent work. He’s now on my short list of go-to mediators for complex business disputes.”

— David Rowe, Dubois Bryant & Campbell, Austin

“Scott Baker was thoroughly prepared for, and mentally engaged in, my recent mediation. He immediately understood the key issues and asked all of the right questions. My client was impressed with his knowledge of the file and key pieces of evidence which we had presented to him prior to the mediation – he had obviously done his homework. He was persistent during the mediation and ultimately got a deal done which was no sure thing going into the day. I would highly recommend Scott’s services to my colleagues.

— Matt Catalano, Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC, Midland

I had the pleasure of mediating a commercial personal injury case with Scott Baker in May of 2020. Despite having to conduct the mediation remotely via Zoom, Scott was extremely responsive throughout the process from initial scheduling through the end of the mediation itself, including multiple pre-mediation meetings to get appropriate information for the case, prepare for potential technical difficulties and ensure both sides were ready and prepared to conduct a meaningful mediation. I would highly recommend Scott Baker to anyone seeking mediation services.

— Will Sutton, The Sutton Law Firm, Austin

“We especially appreciated Scott on several points in our recent mediation. First, we proposed to proceed via Zoom and he took extra time up front to do run-throughs with all the parties to make sure he could meet our expectations regarding a general presentation and then privacy. He was extremely well prepared and asked thoughtful, intellectually honest questions that were designed to move the parties toward compromise. He was utterly thorough and exceedingly patient and polite. Having said that, he was persistent about applying pressure and we got the job done! Good experience.

— Marcy Rothman, Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, Houston

“Scott did a great job in a mediation with some challenging personalities. He was a very quick study and got up to speed on the issues and personalities very quickly. He was extremely professional and well prepared. He was patient and tenaciously pursued settlement and kept going until we got it done. I would highly recommend Scott.”

— David Gottfried, The Gottfried Firm, Austin

“Scott made himself available on short notice to mediate my case. Nonetheless, he had clearly spent time studying the facts, the law, and the key pieces of evidence in the case. Throughout the full-day mediation, he provided insights and counterpoints based on his preparation. He also was able to calm my client’s nerves and provide a steady, patient approach working toward a settlement. I recommend Scott and I’d be happy to use him again.”

— Mark J. Barrera, The Barrera Firm, San Antonio

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