Compliments On Our Work

Dear Mr. Finch,

It has come to my attention from a variety of sources that you were quite instrumental in settling one of our long pending civil cases…scheduled to commence trial…with a time estimate of 4 weeks. The attorneys have reported to the court that you were an “outstanding” settlement conference Judge Pro Tem and that your assistance to the court, attorneys and parties was invaluable.


Frances Kearney
Placer County Superior Court
Presiding Judge


“Dave Finch has handled three complex breach of contract mediations for our office; all to successful completions.  He conducts the mediations in a very courteous and professional manner and he is very well prepared.  I strongly recommend Dave Finch Mediation Services.” Ryan P. Sullivan

Sullivan and Sullivan Law Corporation
214 North Encina
Visalia, California 93291
Phone:  (559) 741-2860


“Dave is quick to absorb the applicable facts and law, and is patient in working with the parties to craft a resolution that is fair and practical.  I recommend him often to my clients knowing that their positions will be carefully considered and that the mediation will be conducted with fairness and integrity.”Jeffrey A. Barnett. APC

101 Metro Drive, Suite 250
San  Jose, CA 95110
p. 408.441.7800
f:  408.441.7302


“In the two appellate mediations I participated in this year, David Finch, Esq., a retired attorney from Santa Clara County, served as the mediator. Mr. Finch in both mediations was well prepared and knowledgeable as to the underlying facts and legal issues…very effective in bringing about resolution….”

Very truly yours,


DONALD H. HELLER, A Law Corporation
655 University Avenue, Suite 215
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 974-3500

September 7, 2008  Recognition was given by CRC of Nevada County

The Directors and members of the Conflict Resolution Center of Nevada County, at festivity at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, CA, given in honor of Dave Finch, for his work as President during the reorganization of the Center and continued work to develop the Center into a viable community mediation program, presented him with a certificate recognizing his Leadership, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, executed by Diane Helms, President, and Liz Mantle, MFT, Executive Director.

June 9, 1999


Re: Tenants of the El Gato Penhouse V. Vasona Management/Los Gatos Rental Dispute Res. Program

Dear Mr. Finch

I want to express my appreciation for the quality of your award in the above matter.  …(other awards) displayed far less rigor and reasonableness in analysis and decision making. …the parties to the above matter have accepted your award.  More credit to the quality of your work.

Very truly yours,

Orry P. Korb, Town Attorney