Welcome to Southwest Dispute Resolution.

Deconstructing conflict.  Finding Common Ground.  Forging sound agreements.  These are the cornerstones of Southwest Dispute Resolution, a mediation service founded by Timothy Budd that is focused on resolving complex matters, confidentially and cost-effectively. 

Just as no two people or disputes are the same, no two mediations should follow identical paths.  Mediation should not be a "cookie-cutter" process.  The best results come from mediations that are tailored to the situations at hand and the parties involved. 

Before opening his mediation practice, Timothy Budd successfully resolved over two hundred million dollars in residential construction defect claims and commercial construction claims in Arizona, Nevada and California.  His diverse client base included property owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and product manufacturers.   This experience provided invaluable insight into the mechanics of resolving claims with the principals of homeowners associations, developers, trades, corporations, insurers, lenders, risk managers, government officials, coverage lawyers, and corporate counsel.

Mr. Budd's practice has afforded him exposure to a wide variety of cases, including litigation arising from structural claims in high-rise commercial structures, allegations of mold contamination in government buildings, and class actions for construction defects in single family home projects.   Underlying this background is Mr. Budd's working knowledge of complex insurance issues, and his willingness to bring creative solutions to the table, so that disputes can be resolved.




"You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it."

- Albert Einstein

"Progress in mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest."

- Unknown Patanjali quotation.

"A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed."

- Hoffer, Eric