Testimonials 2018-05-31T14:20:02+00:00

See first-hand what our clients have to say.

Brad went above and beyond in our last mediation. He was well prepared, worked late into the night trying to settle things, and then continued contact with counsel and the parties during the weeks following the mediation in an attempt to get the matter resolved.  He does not give up easily, and he isn’t afraid to use creative solutions.”

— Molly H. Dow, Lonabaugh and Riggs, LLP
 – Sheridan, Wyoming

We were involved in the mediation of a sensitive and difficult case with Brad.  He was thoughtful, patient and very well prepared.  The case was settled.  I think all parties left feeling a wise decision had been made.  Brad is an elite mediator.”

— Jim Phillips, Phillips Law – Evanston, Wyoming

“During a recent court proceeding, the opposing side requested that we suspend litigation and engage in mediation. I contacted Brad Bonner at 6 p.m. After he agreed to help, he studied voluminous information into the night and began the mediation the next morning at 9 a.m. Through Brad’s quick grasp of the facts, his accurate analysis, thoughtful insights, and ability to articulate various paths to resolution, a successful mediation was achieved by 7 p.m. that night. Both sides of this highly contentious litigation were very grateful for Brad’s success.”

— Stephen L. Simonton, Attorney – WY

“Brad’s thoughtful approach, to both the factual and legal issues involved, allowed both sides the opportunity to work towards a resolution that they could accept.”

— Donald Sommerfeld, Attorney – MT

“Brad is at the top of my list of mediators and also the top of my list of professional and prepared attorneys.”

— Defense Attorney – WY

“Going into the mediation, my husband and I were nervous, not knowing what to expect. We had a chance to visit with Bradley Bonner and get to know him a little before the mediation. I can’t say that it was an easy process, but I was very impressed with the way that Mr. Bonner worked and how he helped both parties in our case see the perspective of each side. Because of that, my husband and I gained a deep respect for him and the mediation process.”

— Audrey Pryor – Hyattville, WY

“I would recommend Brad Bonner as a mediator in any case of mine. He is prepared, cordial, thoughtful and creative. He listens and, invariably, he had already anticipated each party’s position.”

— Rob Shively – Casper, WY

“Brad works on settling a case before, during, and sometimes after the scheduled mediation session. His diligence and dedication are second to none. I will use him every given opportunity!”

— Devon O’Connell, Pence and MacMillan LLC – Laramie, WY

“I recently used Brad’s services to mediate a difficult case in which the parties were hundreds of thousands of dollars apart and had little hope of settling. However, thanks to Brad’s skill, creativity, and perseverance we were able to reach a reasonable and fair resolution. I would recommend Brad to anyone in need of an excellent mediator.”

— Kevin K. Kessner, Yonkee & Toner, LLP – Sheridan, WY

“I was involved in a brutally difficult case involving angry clients all around, difficult facts and difficult law. In a last-ditch effort to avoid a protracted and obscenely expensive trial, I reached out to Brad, frankly thinking that mediation was worth a shot, but not being optimistic. To the shock of everyone in the room, Brad was able to find enough common ground to painstakingly work through a settlement. Brad brought a fresh perspective, and was creative and patient enough to get us all to a positive result. It’s an honor to have worked with him.”

— John Masterson, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. – Casper, WY

“When you engage Brad to assist in mediating a dispute, you need to know that several words are needed to describe him. Effective. Thorough. Tireless. Persuasive. Relentless, and Understanding all come to mind. It is such a pleasure working with Brad especially on the most contentious and difficult matter that we, from time to time, encounter.”

— Dan B. Riggs – Sheridan, Wyoming

“I have used Brad as a mediator several times – from cases involving relatively simple issues to lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries, multiple parties, and complex questions of law and fact.  He is always well-prepared and professional.  Brad establishes himself as a person all parties can trust, and finds common sense approaches to bring the parties together.  He has resolved cases I was sure were destined for trial.”

— Andy Sears, Murane & Bostwick, LLC – Casper, Wyoming

Divorce is hard and painful on so many levels.  By having Yellowstone Mediation handle this difficult event, they were efficient and kept us focused on getting through the divorce.  It saved us months of agony, time and extra expense. Because of Brad and his staff’s expertise – they are the reason we maintained civility throughout the process and kept a foundation to work together to raise our kids after the decree was signed.”

— Anonymous

I was thoroughly impressed with his hard work and preparation before we even stepped foot in the mediation.  I felt that he went above and beyond in preparing to help the parties resolve the case and that contributed to a successful result.  His mediation style and skill were exactly what both sides needed to help settle a difficult and high stakes case.”

— Grant H. Lawson, Lawson Law, LLC – Casper, Wyoming

“Brad sees the big picture better than almost anyone I know. He is extremely prepared and doesn’t just deal in the abstract. What was reassuring was Brad’s broad experience and legal knowledge. In a recent mediation, there was an issue of law that I was sure nobody else had figured out — it was the first issue out of Brad’s mouth. There is no substitute for smart.”

— Mel C. Orchard, III, The Spence Law Firm, LLC – Jackson, WY

“Brad is always well prepared when he comes into a mediation. His down-to-earth demeanor and approach in dealing with the litigants easily assist them in seeing the benefits of compromise and risk elimination and serves as a springboard for diffusing the typical client desire to continue the fight. Brad comes into mediation armed with the knowledge of the law and the underlying facts and achieves good results because he exhibits that knowledge. I recommend him without reservation.”

— Joey Darrah, Darrah Law Office, PC – Powell, WY

“Brad has an unparalleled ability to relate to participants in a mediation. This allows him to understand not only the issues involved in the case, but the dynamics between participants. Brad utilizes these abilities to fashion creative solutions that will be agreeable to both participants. His solutions are not only creative, but often times new to the participants. Moreover, Brad can apply these abilities to any case, no matter the parties, no matter the complexity.”

— Codie D. Henderson, Davis & Cannon, LLP – Sheridan, WY

“We were impressed with Mr. Bonner’s mediation skills. Not only was he professional, but when we thought we had reached a point of impasse, he thought outside of the box and helped the parties reach a creative solution. We will definitely recommend him to others.”

— Amanda K. Roberts, Lonabaugh and Riggs, LLP – Sheridan, WY

“For 18 years, I have worked with Brad Bonner on numerous legal challenges or litigation. I can easily say Brad has been the best legal council I’ve worked with over my 39-year banking career. He is an excellent communicator and negotiator and has consistently been able to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation which has saved my bank owners a substantial amount of legal expense and stress. I am therefore not surprised to see Brad offer mediation as one of his services. He truly has a gift for finding a resolution to very tough and complex situations.”

— Doug Nissen, President of 1st Bank – Evanston WY

“Brad agreed on very short notice to assist with a long-pending, high-stakes dispute just weeks from the trial. Brad’s work was exceptional. He immediately identified the controlling issues and focused his efforts on addressing them. Brad listened carefully and, when he identified that one side’s anger was based on a misunderstanding, he took the unconventional step of bringing the parties’ face-to-face. As a result, the misunderstanding was clarified and a path to the settlement was cleared. Later, when the negotiations bogged down, Brad dug in and never gave up. Just when it appeared that resolution was not possible, a deal was reached. In all, I was very impressed. I have worked with many mediators over 31 years of practice. Brad fits comfortably into the very top tier of those with whom I have had the privilege to work. I look forward to Brad’s help on future cases.”

— Mikel L. Moore, Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Axelberg, P.C. – Kalispell, MT