Bradley A. Bening, Esq. is one of the most effective and well-regarded neutrals in Northern California. He has successfully mediated more than 2,000 cases throughout his career with a settlement rate of more than 98 percent, particularly in the areas of insurance, business, real estate, construction, intellectual property, corporate and partnership disputes, and professional liability. As a mediator, Mr. Bening has garnered a reputation as a quick study capable of skillfully identifying the core issues at the heart of a dispute. His extensive trial experience and highly evaluative approach to settlement, coupled with his tireless commitment to the settlement process, have established him as a mediator to whom clients can trust their most complex matters with utmost confidence.
Local courts have frequently called on Mr. Bening to mediate or act as Special Master in cases which present unique challenges to case management and resolution. He has been appointed as Special Master and Referee in more than 50 cases in Superior Courts throughout the Bay Area and in Federal Court. As a Special Master, Mr. Bening has helped parties manage and resolve numerous complex construction, real estate, business and insurance matters, utilizing his skills as a mediator to achieve consensus among the parties.