Case Manager: Haward Cho
Business & Commercial | Employment (Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination, FEHA)
Insurance (Coverage and Bad Faith) | Legal Malpractice
Real Property (Easements, Purchase and Sales, Landlord-Tenant) | Probate
Torts (Personal Injury, Elder Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death)
A relentless optimist™, Monty McIntyre uses preparation, patience, perception, persuasion, and persistence to creatively help people resolve their disputes. As a mediator, he relentlessly pursues closure, brings a calm and patient demeanor that helps parties navigate difficult emotional issues, and has a unique ability to simplify complex issues and build consensus based upon his extensive experience as a trial lawyer and a neutral. As an arbitrator and referee, Monty provides a relaxed environment for the presentation of cases or issues, reviews carefully all admitted evidence, and issues fair and impartial decisions.
Since 1980, Monty has earned the respect of both the courts and legal colleagues for his intelligence, creativity, hard work, excellent legal representation of his clients (both plaintiffs and defendants), and his civility and integrity. Throughout his career, Monty has consistently served the legal community, including, but not limited to, his service as the President of the San Diego County Bar Association, President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), member of the National ABOTA Board of Directors, member of the ABA House of Delegates, member of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, and member of the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.
Monty keeps current with new published California civil case law and helps California attorneys keep current as well, as the editor of California Case Summaries™, which provides one paragraph summaries, organized by legal topic, of every new civil case published in California in monthly, quarterly, and annual publications.
One attorney said this about Monty as a mediator: “Mr. McIntyre ranks among the best of the scores of mediators I’ve used over the years. He is a ‘quick read’ and was well prepared. A good mediator is an attentive and perceptive listener. With the knowledge he gleaned and his understanding of the issues, Mr. McIntyre worked closely with the parties to craft a creative solution to what would otherwise have been expensive and protracted litigation.”
As a full-time mediator, arbitrator and referee, Monty has conducted over 1,000 mediations and other hearings and handles cases in the following areas: Business and Commercial, Employment (Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination, FEHA), Insurance (Coverage and Bad Faith), Legal Malpractice, Real Property (Easements, Purchase and Sales, Landlord-Tenant), Probate, and Torts (Personal Injury, Elder Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death).
Monty looks forward to helping you and your clients obtain rapid, reasonable resolution™ of your case.
Monty has the unique experience of having handled significant numbers of both plaintiff and defense business, commercial, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, personal injury and real property cases. He has extensive subject matter expertise in each of these areas. He has also handled employment cases and has subject matter expertise in this area as well. Monty also has extensive knowledge of economic damages issues.
Extensive civil trial experience since 1980 representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business, insurance, real property and tort cases. Monty has tried to conclusion more than 100 cases including numerous civil jury trials. His last three state court jury verdicts were unanimous 12-0 decisions in favor of his clients. Over $50 million recovered in verdicts or settlements for plaintiff clients. Numerous defense verdicts or favorable settlements for defendant clients. Monty brings to the table extensive litigation expertise in civil procedure, evidence and trial practice. He was admitted into ABOTA in 1995 and served as the 2014 President of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA.
Past President: San Diego County Bar Association ♦ Past Member: National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) ♦ Past President: San Diego Chapter of ABOTA ♦ Recognized: The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers ♦ Master: Enright Inn of Court ♦ Two Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards ♦ Past Member: Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, ABA House of Delegates, Southern District Lawyer Representative, Boards of Directors of SDCBA, ABTL, CASD, USD Law Alumni Association and Barristers Club.
Zoom hearings throughout California. In-person hearings in San Diego and other ADR Services, Inc. offices in California.
“We came into a medical malpractice paraplegia mediation with very low expectations of resolving the case. However, Mr. McIntyre hit the ground running, was up to speed on the case details, understood and appreciated the risks, and stayed overtime to work out a deal. He dealt masterfully with all facets of this case. We will absolutely use him as a mediator again!”
“Mr. McIntyre helped us resolve a very difficult case with great care and tenacity. He used a creative approach to the negotiation that was perfectly fitted to this case. We would not hesitate to return to him for other cases. We greatly appreciate his help. ”
“I have had two personal injury mediations with Mr. McIntyre. Both were settled as a result of the savvy and hard work he put into the negotiations. I would highly recommend him as a mediator, arbitrator or referee.”
“Through two mediations over one year, Mr McIntyre kept everyone working towards agreement even when the chances of settlement appeared low. His persistence even after the second mediation made the difference. The honest and knowledgeable assessment He provided of the strengths and weaknesses of the positions of all parties was invaluable.”
“As with many such cases, there were significant disputes over liability and damages. Mr McIntyre’s work in moving the parties together was very well done. Most of all, his ongoing efforts after the ½ day Mediation session ended via phone calls and e-mails was really what got the case resolved. Many mediators promise to follow up on cases that do not immediately resolve, but He came through in that regard and His ongoing efforts were clearly why the case settled.”
“Mr. McIntyre successfully mediated a very complex and contentious real property case that was believed to have little chance of being resolved before trial. He was well prepared, focused and dedicated himself to finding a settlement strategy that would work. His tireless efforts and high degree of optimism were critical in crafting a resolution and fine tuning the key details. I would definitely use his talents again in the future.”
“My mediation with Mr. McIntyre was an excelent experience. He was a straight shooter with the client and from the outset showed he was very familiar with the nature of the dispute and the issues involved in the dispute. He helped settle a difficult case. I feel he was instrumental in helping my client get this case settled. The ultimate compliment was when opposing counsel said the case settled for more than they intended to settle it for. I would not hesitate to use Mr. McIntyre again.”
“Mr. McIntyre is an extremely hard worker. It was a true pleasure to work with him. His relentless, very professional and understanding persistence post-mediation is what we credit with getting the case resolved. We look forward to seeing him on the next one.”
“Monty was very effective and great in assisting with resolving the matter! Was first time using this neutral but definitely will not be the last!”