Paula McCandlis Joins Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC


Paula McCandlis has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member. Ms. McCandlis is a shareholder and co-managing partner at Brett McCandlis & Brown, PLLC with offices throughout Washington State (Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Seattle, Vancouver, and Spokane). Her law office handles personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Ms. McCandlis has spent 20 years working as a trial attorney on cases that range from personal injury and wrongful death to insurance bad faith claims, criminal law, family law, juvenile law, civil commitments, real estate transactions, and appellate law.

She has certifications to act as a mediator in civil cases, family law cases and collaborative law cases.

Gregg Bertram, founder and CEO of Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, stated, “Paula McCandlis is well known and highly respected throughout western Washington. I cannot emphasize how important it is to have someone of her stature on board with Pacific ADR Consulting. She will bring immeasurable value to our clientele and our community.”

Ms. McCandlis served as a Pro Temp Superior Court Commissioner in Whatcom County for 5 years. In that capacity she presided over numerous settlement conferences. She knows the risks, rewards, and stress of taking a case to trial. Her experience and skills give her insights into how to reach mutually agreeable settlements.

Regarding her new position with Pacific ADR Consulting, Paula McCandlis said, “I hope to bring my extensive experience to the panel with the goal of assisting parties to reach settlements that would otherwise not be possible without highly skilled and effective mediation.”

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