A seasoned mediator, highly regarded for his courtroom proficiency, professional demeanor, and unyielding ability to help settle cases in an expeditious fashion. With more than 25 years of experience on litigating complex cases, Brenner’s expertise ranges in a wide variety of areas, including complex personal injury, elder abuse, employment, business, insurance and construction cases.
Before working for Judicate West, Brenner spent many years litigating cases for both plaintiffs and defendants with the start of his career at the San Diego County District’s Attorney’s Office in the Family Support Division in 1985. Later, he honed his dispute resolution skills as a member of the San Diego Superior Court Arbitration Panel. As a Judge Pro Tem, he also conducted settlement conferences for the court. It was with this experience that Brenner became devoted to helping people resolve cases. With Brenner’s experience as a lawyer and a combination of his strategic approach, receptivity, and poise, he quickly became one of San Diego County’s most requested neutrals.
Over the years, Brenner has grown a true passion to facilitate a resolution for people, rather than to play the role of the antagonist. Since 2006, Brenner has become a full-time neutral acknowledged by various media outlets. His reputation precedes him; as one client remarks, Jonathan’s background as a litigator on both the plaintiff and defendant side is invaluable in getting parties in a mediation to listen and be flexible. Every case that I have mediated with him so far has settled. Brenner is intent on handling each case individually with sensitivity to keep the peace and get the conflict settled swiftly so that the litigants can resolve their dispute and move on with their lives.