Letter of Recommendation from
The Court of Appeals

Selected Divorce Mediation Client Comments

“I want to thank you for your time, counsel, patience and understanding through this very difficult time.”


“Thanks for all your hard work and guidance through a very challenging chapter in my life. I appreciate it.”

Ron C.

“Your flexible mediation style was just right. If anybody is ever asking, I would shout your name from the rooftops! As to mediation as a process for couples, it is staggering how much money we got to keep for our future enjoyment rather than to spend on the process of disentangling our lives.  I am SO pleased we chose mediation with you, Barry.”

Kim O.

“I would like to commend Barry for a very professional, intelligent and positive handling of my case…his handling of the situation was the very best anyone could expect…thus saving me thousands of dollars in legal fees.”

Joseph C.

“You were an invaluable asset in a time in my life that needed the support, direction and guidance you gave. I’m not sure we could have navigated the waters without you. I always keep you in mind and recommend you whenever I can.”

Paul K.

“My ex-wife and I used Davis Mediation to work through the dissolution of our marriage based on a recommendation from a counselor we were seeing. It was not a process I was looking forward to because our separation was complicated by the fact that we owned and operated a business together. Barry made it clear what each of our roles was and directed us toward fair compromises and solutions every step of the way. He understood that it can be a complex and emotional process and is patient when he needs to be but always working to move us closer to an agreement. It was very important to have an experienced and detail oriented professional constantly pushing us toward our goal.

I have recommended Barry to friends already and will do so again. Using Davis Mediation saved us thousands of dollars in legal fees that we were able to keep and divide as part of our community property. I believe mediation is the best way to handle difficult situations like this and feel lucky to have found Barry Davis to help us through it.”

Michael T.

“I’ve already recommended you! Thank you! You were, by far, the best part of the process. I appreciate that you recognized when a different approach was necessary and worked with us individually to reach a conclusion. Your direct, open communication and timely reports of each session helped keep everyone on the same page and with no doubts about the process. Thanks so much!”


“I truly appreciate your diligence, professionalism and patience throughout this whole process. You have been a true blessing!”

Debbie B.

“I appreciated having your clear guidance on how to navigate this process, what factors should be weighed and considered. I found the individual sessions at the beginning of the process to be a very helpful and thoughtful way to begin the process. I appreciated your consideration of our specific circumstances and the focus on what’s best for our children.”

Don S.

“I just wanted to thank you for your help in what has proven to be a very trying time, on many levels. I’ve appreciated your calming influence and the professionalism you’ve brought to this process.”

Nathan A.

“Thanks a lot, you have been really kind and easy to work with throughout the whole process, and I appreciate it!”

Tara L.

“You are a master! I sing your praises all the time!”

M. H.

“You were a great help to us and kept us both on track making the transition better than one could expect. We both appreciate all you have done, you’ve made a stressful time in our lives more manageable and for that I sincerely thank you.”

Ken M.

“You made me feel very comfortable from the get go. I like how you took the time to explain things and read our body language to know when to slow down or re-explain, or just stop and change directions.”

Eileen K.

“You get an A+ all the way!”

Geoffrey R.

“Thank you for making this process as easy as it could be! You are very talented and kind. I will always hear your words of wisdom and advice!”

Kathleen P.

“We appreciate your guidance and patience through this process – you have helped us every step of the way.”

Julie W.

“Barry is great at what he does. Very good effort to discuss an emotional situation impartially.”

Jennifer P.

“You were very professional throughout and you helped us get through it all with a great deal of skill and empathy.”


“You did the best job any human could do!”

Noelle H.
Certified Family Law Specialist

“You deserve great credit for keeping this mediation afloat – it simply would not have settled without your efforts!”

California State Deputy Attorney General

“I would like to say “thank you” for being there to help us go through this process.  You were patient and understanding throughout the process and I really appreciate that.”


“This case would not have settled without you – I would be happy to recommend you to anyone!”

Certified Appellate Law Specialist

“We made more progress in one day with you than we had in three years.”

Greg P.

“The mediator for this case, Barry, did an excellent job.”

James M.