PR for People Monthly MAY 2017 - Page 18

“I bring my perspective as a trial attorney who has represented defendants and plaintiffs to the mediation process, with a goal of assisting counsel for the parties to find creative solutions

to difficult cases.”

- Andy Kinstler

Andrew Kinstler has been a litigator with the law firm of Helsell Fetterman LLP since 1982.  He has a civil trial practice with an emphasis on employment law, commercial litigation and personal injury, both on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.  He has tried more than 50 civil cases to verdict, has participated in hundreds of mediations and other methods of alternative dispute resolution, and is regularly selected to arbitrate litigated matters. 

“A good mediator creates dialogue and keeps the parties talking.  Many times in a mediation one or both parties will want to give-up and walk away.  A good mediator uses different skills to keep the parties working towards a resolution.

Paula McCandlis

Paula McCandlis is a shareholder and co-managing partner at Brett McCandlis & Brown, PLLC. She has spent 20 years working as a trial attorney on cases that range from personal injury and wrongful death to insurance bad faith claims, criminal law, family law, juvenile law, civil commitments, real estate transactions, and appellate law. She has certifications to act as a mediator in civil cases, family law cases and collaborative law cases. She served as a Pro Temp Superior Court Commissioner in Whatcom County for 5 years, and presided over numerous settlement conferences.

Paula McCandlis