Case Manager: Colleen Conefrey
Since 2005, Mr. Conant has been mediating privately and in conjunction with court-sponsored ADR programs. Since 2016, he has been a full-time neutral, and has successfully mediated 400+ disputes, including cases arising from vehicular accidents, product liability, premises liability, landlord/tenant, construction defect, business and commercial contract, real property, medical/insurance liens, public entity liability, and professional malpractice. Mr. Conant is certified as a mediator, having completed extensive mediation training courses.
For over 36 years, Mr. Conant was a trial lawyer specializing in product liability, general liability and professional liability matters. He has litigated numerous personal injury and product liability cases involving claims for catastrophic injury and wrongful death. In addition, he has supervised litigation in the western United States for nationally recognized clients in the transportation and hospitality industries.
Mr. Conant has extensive jury trial experience throughout Northern California. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Conant has successfully handled lawsuits involving regional and national clients as well as various Bay Area public entities. From 1985 until 1999, Mr. Conant was a partner with Hardin, Cook, Loper, Engel & Bergez. From 1999 until 2016, Mr. Conant was managing partner at Lombardi, Loper & Conant, LLP.
“Matt Conant is an excellent mediator. I have mediated with Matt several times, and I am ALWAYS pleased with Matt’s effort and his mediation skills. Whenever opposing counsel suggests Matt as a mediator, I jump at the chance to engage him. I never turn down the opportunity to use Matt as a mediator. In my opinion, he is the best of the best.”
“Matt Conant is without question among the very, very best mediators in the Bay Area, in acumen and the art of mediating, and in industry and effort in continuing to pursue settlement post-mediation. He’s respected by my friends on both sides.”
“Matt Conant is not only highly skilled, but he has empathy and deeply cares about the outcome. His efforts in communicating with the parties before, during, and after mediation are above and beyond. He also has a solid understanding of how to evaluate a case.”
“Matt Conant is an extraordinarily talented neutral who commands respect and cooperation from both sides of the case. I would use his services again with no hesitation and will recommend to anyone in need.”
“Matt Conant is wonderful. I have also had excellent experiences with Justice Lambden, Judge Chiantelli, and Ralph Lombardi.”
“Matt is incredible. Would double the stars if I could. Was very patient with a difficult party.”