Denise Asher has been serving the legal community for over 35 years. Her dedication to her clients, strong work ethic, and talents in the courtroom led to numerous accolades during her time as a trial lawyer. Denise decided to “switch gears,” and made the transition to full-time mediation in 2008 after seeing the tremendous benefit alternative dispute resolution offered those involved in the litigation process. Denise specializes in resolving employment, elder abuse, professional malpractice, and personal injury cases. She uses her background and experience to craft an approach to mediation that recognizes every party and every case is unique. She is well known for her preparation, tenacity, professionalism, and integrity.
One attorney recently commented, "Denise consistently demonstrates an unusual ability to resolve cases with significant value; divergent viewpoints on key facts; and factors that would lead many mediators to conclude that the case cannot be resolved. She always gets the settlement achieved and does so with a grace and dignity that is very rare.” Another attorney said, "the qualities that make a great mediator are primarily innate and cannot be acquired - a mediator either has it, or they don't. After working with Denise, I will say without equivocation; she clearly has it."
Hobbies & Interests
Denise enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and traveling.
"Denise was informed, compassionate and realistic with my clients."
- Attorney on a Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death case
"Ms. Asher's experience, knowledge, and trustworthiness were essential to getting parties that were so far apart on numerous legal issues and on valuation of the
case. Court settlement conferences with a magistrate judge had been unsuccessful, but with Ms. Asher we reached a fair resolution that also included out-of-the-ordinary
injunctive relief that we believe is essential for my clients and other workers. We are grateful for her skill and tenacity."
- Attorney on an Employment/Discrimination Dispute
"Denise Asher is an effective, fair mediator who takes the time to review the briefs and understand and discuss the issues. "
- Attorney on an Insurance Policy Distribution case
"She really understood the dynamics of the situation and was very good at moving the parties towards resolution."
- Attorney on a Product Liability Dispute
"Very adept at being supportive vs. directive at correct time, with difficult clients. Denise was fantastic."
- Attorney on an Elder Abuse/Medical Malpractice Matter
"Ms. Asher has "TnT"!! – Temperament and Tenacity! She was also fantastic with our clients."
- Attorney on a professional malpractice - legal dispute
"Ms. Asher took the time to have a comprehensive understanding of complex facts, and was able to use that knowledge to effectively distinguish strengths and weaknesses in the case."
- Attorney on a Premises Liability Matter
"KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, + SINCERITY ABOUND!!"
- Attorney on a Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Matter