“You did an excellent job on a very emotional case for the plaintiffs. You are still the best I know. It is much appreciated.”
“And, again, excellent job on getting this case resolved. I have mediated many cases in my 16 years of practice, and I have used many reputable mediators. You are at the top of my list, and I look forward to working with you again in the future, I am sending an email to my fellow D B Litigators to share my experience, as they are often looking for out-spoken and strong mediators who can overcome difficult personalities and cases.”
“I hope you are well. that was an extremely difficult mediation of Friday and I truly appreciate how you handled it and guided it though to a resolution, obviously one that neither the client nor I was particularly happy about, but which needed to happen. I was one of the more challenging mediations and situations I have been in in many years.
Thanks for your support and pulling out all the stops to get it done.”
“Judge, thank you again for everything today. It took real mediator talent to make that happen.
When we reported for lunch at the Vintage Press and told the gentleman that the judge across the street sent us, he said that Howard’s a good man.
We look forward to the next time.”
“My son, the Philosophy Major, once remarked to me: ‘Every once in a while you run into a Yoda.’ Thanks for being a Yoda yesterday and for creating the setting that allowed Randy and his former partners to move forward.”
“I was massively impressed by the terrific job you did.”
“Thank you for your hard work and making that connection with my client. Makes my job better.”
“Steve just told me about yesterday’s mediation. I know there is a thin line between insanity and brilliance (see Einstein or Van Gogh). I know you are close to the line. Personally, I think you are a Grand Master. Keep up the good work.”
“Thank you again for your help on this matter in getting it resolved. Our client was very happy with using you as a mediator, which of course made us look good and she was very happy with the settlement she was able to obtain with your assistance.”
“Gary and I want to thank you again for guiding us all through our mediation. As intense as such a confrontation can become, you always made us feel the complete process was necessary, and consistently explained why. Many moments, that was the handle we could grasp onto, til we finally reached a conclusion. Thank you for bringing our family to that moment.”
“Thank you for your patience! We have settled part of our family situation, We enjoyed meeting you and feel the mediation was very helpful.”
“Thank you for helping me to settle the partnership dispute. You are very gifted at mediation.”
“I’m writing to thank you for the excellent job of mediation you did for us last night. I believe the parties are closer to reaching an agreeable solution that we have ever been and clearly we could not have gotten there with you. Our job now is to keep the momentum going until the process brings us to a workable plan.
Hopefully we can do this on our own, but if we hit a bump in this road, we’ll be back.
Again, thanks. You’re the best.”
“Thank you for your expertise in settling the issues at hand on Tuesday. We sincerely appreciate your assistance and direct approach. Hopefully, we can move on as a family in time.”
“Thank you for your patience, skill and expertise in resolving a 7 year long dispute. It was a very emotional day, leaving us exhausted.
You persevered and succeeded.
P.S. I found the process fascinating and a way to resolve future dilemmas. Because of you we can live a more constructive life.”
“I survived the ice, sleet and wind over the Grapevine during my six hour drive back to SoCal after the mediation conclusion. The trip provided time for much needed reflection concerning not only the successful mediation outcome you authored, but also the past eight years on unrelenting turmoil, pain, and suffering perpetuated by adults behaving like infants.
In short, I now feel like Papion. I will forever be in your debt due to your considerable skill sets that crafted a process and solution enabling the lunacy to end for Kathleen and myself. “Thank you” doesn’t really begin to describe the depth of my gratitude.”
“The successful resolve produced by your mediation efforts has provided me a peace and serenity that heretofore I did not think probable, considering the myriad family players occupying the clown car.”
“I wanted to let you know that you really helped me. In the last year and a half I went back to school and next week I will have completed my teaching credential. During mediation you asked me what I wanted to do with my life and I said I had always wanted to be a teacher. You took a hard line with me and I shed many tears that day. You called me an “Alpha Female” and gave me enough alimony to get me back on my feet. You were tough on me and I now thank you for that.”
“Thank you very much for all of your time, help and consideration in the Dissolution of the B…… Partnership. I know that you put a lot of time and effort in this case.”
“I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding job you did for me in my mediation! Your approach was direct, fair and you were very considerate of the emotional side. I was very impressed by your work!”
“Thank you for your services. It was quite an experience for me. I thought you were very competent and fair.”
“This letter is written to somehow try to express our huge, sincere ‘THANK YOU’ for the professional, focused work you did for our children – as you helped make some final sense out of this aborted, fraudulent real estate mess.
This case was going nowhere, including a prior mediation, until God put you right in its center. You have a superb reputation, for being both tenacious and very, very fair – and your Godly intervention including communications, analysis and eventual agreement is now bringing somewhat of a “rainbow” in this storm.
As parents, we are eternally grateful for your skills, your heart and your results, Judge Broadman. We are appreciative more than any words could ever say.
May God Bless You Abundantly,”
“Now that the case has settled, I hope it is OK that I contact you directly to express our most sincere appreciation of your efforts. From the outset when you greeted us in the mediation room with your genuine apology for our experience, to the way you walked us through this process, to the way you have worked behind the scenes to see this case through; you have exceeded our expectations in every way. I am certain that we wouldn’t be where we are today without you, Judge Broadman. Our gratitude is simply beyond words and you will live on as one the few positive lights in this otherwise difficult experience. With Utmost Respect,”