John M. Drath, Esq. brings over 40 years of legal expertise to his ADR practice and has developed a reputation as a skilled and efficient mediator with an exceptional ability to isolate the key factors in a case and bring the parties together to reach resolution.
As an accomplished trial lawyer, John has tried cases in virtually every area of the law, and his success in the courtroom allows him to bring a unique insight to each dispute before him. Having mediated over 1,000 cases, John has the creativity, tenacity and analytical abilities to get the case settled.
John’s clients have commended him for his work ethic, preparedness, and persistence in following up if a case does not settle at the hearing. He has been described by many as a fair and personable mediator who can develop rapport with all parties of a dispute while getting to the heart of the issues.
“Obviously, John Drath is a professional. Very pleased with the experience and the outcome!”
“Plaintiff counsel found the neutral extremely effective.”
“John has very good sense of fairness. And he’s a guy who actually used the law in real life when he was practicing, so having an arbitrator like him, there’s not a whole lot that gets by him. And he’s very good at letting both sides speak their mind and make their case. And more importantly, he’s sharp about what matters and what doesn’t matter within the means of the applicable law.”
“John Drath is in a league of his own. John will challenge you, and I like that about him. If he thinks we’re dead wrong in how we’ve evaluated the case. He doesn’t mind sharing that to get movement. He has a folksiness. He’s genuine. He’s honest. He’s extraordinarily likable. He’s just one of those guys that it’s in his DNA. He’s immediately engaging and disarming, which can be good and bad, because he’s a guy you want to talk to and you want to pour your heart out to. But you can most definitely trust him when it comes to mediation.”
“John worked very quietly behind the scene and was extremely effective at wrangling all the cats and getting all the various insurance companies and defendants on the same page. He’s very patient. He kept lawyers in check. He allowed the parties to express themselves when they needed to vent and just stayed very focused on the goal. And he really, really stayed with it.”