About Us

SettlementIQ™ is the first technology that embraces the way settlements actually occur by working with professionals rather than replacing their judgment.

To some, online dispute resolution (ODR) has been thought of as the holy grail that will relieve the crowded courts and reduce the high costs of deciding a disputed claim. However, ODR approaches have not proven worthwhile in practice. For any online settlement tool to be effective in the real world it must work within the natural negotiation workflow and it cannot supersede the professional’s judgment.

SettlementIQ was developed for attorneys, business professionals, and government agencies by attorneys and business executives. It is a solution that fits within your existing workflow to facilitate settlements.

SettlementIQ was developed by Forthright, an organization that has been in the dispute resolution business since 1986. Forthright is an innovator in the design, automation, and management of processing solutions for complex regulatory and legal compliance programs.

Our team is composed of leading dispute resolution experts who bring countless years of top-level strategic business, technological, and legal experience to the table.

Sandra Partridge heads the Business Development efforts for the company, employing her marketing and management expertise along with her law degree.

Sandra holds a Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where she focused her legal studies on arbitration and mediation. Sandra is also a graduate of the Cornell ILRB Mediation program.

Sandra spent more than 20 years as a retail executive and consultant holding senior operations and marketing positions at several national retailers. Sandra was vice president of the New York office of the American Arbitration Association before joining Forthright.

Joseph is an attorney and former professional arbitrator who has executive responsibility for all aspects of Forthright’s pioneering New Jersey No-Fault auto insurance dispute resolution program. Joseph is pivotal in growing new governmental and NGO partnerships, and in bringing legal and process management expertise to programs in need of innovation.

Joseph began his career in the New Jersey No-Fault PIP arbitration program as the Executive Director in 2004. Prior to that he founded Aequitas Dispute Resolution and served as Chief Operating Officer. He is also an experienced arbitrator in the area of healthcare payment disputes.

Earning his law degree cum laude from New York Law School, and his undergraduate degree in History from Rutgers College, Joseph is admitted to practice law in the state of New Jersey and the United States District Court for New Jersey. He is a Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a Member of the Board of Directors, Dispute Resolution Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Daniel Legierski directs corporate initiatives and projects for Forthright. His duties span the managerial spectrum from strategic business development to technological and operational. He has led teams that created two groundbreaking technology platforms designed to manage the administration of arbitration and mediation cases.

Starting his career in finance and information technology, Daniel worked with Source One Sales as the Director of Operations and IT. From there, he spent time at Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard, Inc. (MJSK) and American Express holding different management positions. Later, Daniel served as Technology Manager at CenterPoint Energy where he led efforts to create, implement and maintain innovative technology platforms to help manage the workflow of field technicians and call center employees.

Daniel graduated from St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minn., from the graduate Software Systems Program, and St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., with a Bachelor of Science in both Finance and Economics.

John is the technical architect of SettlementIQ. He has over six years of information technology experience in legal claims processing and nearly 15 years of experience with information technology. John possesses an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.