Customized Dispute Resolution

The results you need in the way you want.

pax Latin: peace


Parties Control the Outcome


Arbitrator Controls the Outcome

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Flexibility and Finality


Facilitated Option for Two-party, Single-issue Cases

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Professional Valuation


Perfect Your Path to Peace

Pax Classical Myth. Roman goddess of peace

“She urges us to keep harmony among one another…. Bestowing contentment and joy, she is invoked during barters and negotiations. Pax is often depicted bearing an olive branch to extend the hand of truce or a cornucopia, indicating that there is an abundance of peace for those who truly seek it.”

How We Do It

By meeting the needs of individuals, businesses, and attorneys with a creative approach to problem solving.  Personalizing the process with the optional use of technology allows for a flexible, secure, convenient experience resulting in optimal settlement in the most satisfactory and cost-effective way.

Online Dispute Resolution

Easy-to-use, state-of-the-art, secure means of communicating, sharing documents, audio, and video files wherever and whenever works best for you.

In-person Conferences and Hearings

Sometimes meeting face-to-face is the best way to reach a meeting of the minds.

Flexible Rate Options

Predictable rates, including some flat fee options.

Pax n. a period in history marked by the absence of war – a period of peace

Why We Do It

To help more people get their disputes resolved in a better way – with less stress and less expense, in less time, with more convenience, more flexibility, more security, and more peace of mind.

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pax interj. a call for a truce

Why Choose Us

We have the experience, ingenuity, and technology to end conflict and bring peace in the best possible way.

State-of-the-Art Customization

Offering online, in-person, or combination services, we have an unparalleled ability to personalize the process to meet your needs. A leader in the field, we offer secure methods of synchronous and asynchronous communication and customization to an extent others do not.

Convenient, Accessible, & Easy-to-Use Technology

Accessible 24 hours a day from various devices, you can participate in resolving your case from virtually anywhere at any time.

Efficient & Cost Effective

Our quick turn around times help you resolve your case sooner (which means less stress), efficiency of our processes results in both time and cost savings, and flexible rate options allow for resolution in the way that makes the most financial sense.

Trustworthy & Secure

We understand disputes inherently involve sensitive information and the importance of keeping that information private. We utilize secure technology to transmit information and ensure that client submissions are deleted upon resolution of the case.

Skilled, Creative, & Experienced Neutrals

Our neutrals, once litigators, have a wealth of experience to help guide the parties to resolution, have an aptitude for building trust and rapport, are highly skilled in dispute resolution techniques, exercise creativity in applying those techniques, and pride themselves on their tenacity and determination in helping the parties reach the most beneficial outcomes.

Recognized in the Field

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, America’s foremost professional organization for experienced mediators and arbitrators practicing in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution, has recognized Pax founder, mediator, and arbitrator, Brandy Carestia, for her commitment to excellence in the field of dispute resolution and sterling reputation within the profession.


I’m very pleased you were able to get such a difficult case settled. Your ability to put my client at ease and skill in assisting all sides to see the practical realities they faced and common interests they shared in getting the case resolved made all the difference.
Billings, MT
You have truly been a very calming light in the absolute black. You have no idea how grateful I am. I hope you continue to do amazing things for others like myself.
Kalispell, MT
Thank you for all you have done. I’m going to sleep well tonight.​
Bozeman, MT
Your time and expertise is greatly appreciated and your help has been invaluable.

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pax ecclesiastical n. the kiss of peace;

the liturgical practice of giving a sign of peace, union, or friendship, as a handshake or embrace