February 2014: David Tufts and Adrienne Mckelvey obtained a six figure settlement for our client with minimal negotiations undertaken in advance of mandatory arbitration. When the client came to DJP he was frustrated because his two prior attorney had only been able to obtain an offer to settle for $15,000. The dispute involved a complicated application of the Federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (or RESPA). DJP analyzed the relevant authorities and presented them to the defendant in a way that successfully persuaded the defendant to agree voluntarily to pay compensation so as to avoid litigation. The client praised DJP for having obtained this result so quickly and inexpensively when his two prior attorney had been unable to obtain such an outcome.