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Brandy Carestia, Mediator, Missoula, Montana.

Brandy Carestia

Pax Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC
2230 N. Reserve Street
Suite 300 #1016
Missoula, MT 59808
Tel: (406) 304-4785
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Recognized to Montana Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2003
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)600
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


With over two decades of litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience, Brandy Carestia specializes in the mediation and arbitration of a broad range of civil and commercial disputes.  She litigated professional liability, product liability, premises liability, subrogation, and appellate cases in the San Francisco office of Hinshaw & Culbertson for several years before returning to her home state of Montana, where she further expanded her areas of expertise through a diverse law practice. 

The reason, ingenuity, and tenacity she brings to the mediation process has led to the successful resolution of countless claims since 2003.  Her natural aptitude for building rapport and training in recognizing and neutralizing obstacles makes her highly effective in resolving emotionally charged disputes in which one or more of the parties may require extra attention or when the information involved is highly confidential, complex, or sensitive.  Her advance preparation, commitment to each case, and creativity in crafting solutions bring difficult disputes to a close in an efficient, economic, and thoughtful manner.

Brandy also serves as an arbitrator of various civil claims, including class action claims across the United States against several major auto manufacturers.  She founded Pax Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC to further expand innovative dispute resolution offerings, including the utilization of specifically tailored systems to refine online negotiation, mediation, neutral evaluation, and arbitration.  Her expertise in shaping the dispute resolution process to meet the parties' particular needs allows her to achieve consistently outstanding results.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D. from University of Montana School of Law (National Moot Court Team: Regional First Place, Best Brief (6th in the Nation), Best Oral Advocate; Legal Writing Award) - 1999
  • B.S. from University of Montana, School of Business Administration (high honors, emphasis in Marketing, minor in Communication Studies) – 1996

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Montana Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana Dispute Resolution Section
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Legal Writing Institute

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