Jan 29, 2024
Debra Bogaards, Esq. Joins ADR Services, Inc.
ADR Services, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Debra Bogaards, Esq. to our panel of neutrals.
Debra Bogaards, Esq. has served as a private mediator for over five years, as well as a settlement officer for almost 30 years. Her extensive career highlights a remarkable track record of successfully mediating hundreds of cases, achieving a consistent settlement rate above 98%. Ms. Bogaards brings a distinct advantage to her role, offering a clear and balanced perspective derived from having represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout her career.
Ms. Bogaards’ subject matter expertise includes a wide range of employment issues in individual and multi-party cases involving wage and hour disputes, discrimination (across all protected classes), retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblowing, defamation, fraud, and reductions in workforce. Her expertise extends to personal injury matters including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, toxic tort, sexual abuse, and Uber cases; and landlord-tenant disputes, including wrongful eviction and breaches of habitability like mold and carbon-monoxide exposure.
As a mediator, Ms. Bogaards embodies warmth, compassion, and empathy, while also maintaining a straightforward, no-nonsense, and direct approach. She adeptly discusses the strengths and weaknesses of a case with attorneys or parties directly, employing a polite, respectful, and professional manner. Her extensive experience earns the respect of seasoned trial attorneys, making them attentive to her insights. With grit, perseverance, and determination, Ms. Bogaards is committed to settling your case.