I am excited to announce that I have completed the training required to be a certified Mediator and Arbitrator and that I am expanding my business into this field.

I have worked as a litigation attorney for over 36 years. Over the course of my 36 years of practice I have tried over 300 trials/arbitrations (administrative, bench & jury). and I am fully committed to providing you with the highest quality of legal services and to resolve your disputes respectfully.

The purpose of Mediation/Arbitration is to help you, if possible, find common ground so the matter is resolved ending in a mutually agreeable settlement. More than 75% of all matters are settled through this process.

For Mediation purposes, my goal is to help guide you through the process of finding your own solution to your problem. If a mutually acceptable agreement is made, you are the one who will have to live with any settlement agreed to. As such I want you to be the one who decides what the solution will be. I won’t be telling you what to do or trying to judge who is right or wrong. I am an impartial third party who will facilitate negotiations, discussions, consensus building, problem solving, relationship building or to manage existing or potential difficulties in a wide variety of situations.

For Arbitration purposes, I will act in the same capacity as a Judge. I strongly adhere to the formalities required by the Code of Civil Procedure & Rules of Evidence, and ultimately decide who is right or wrong. I do not engage in “splitting the baby” as others do to make both parties happy. Rather, depending on your situation, facts, and law, I will determine if you prevail on your claims, prevail on only a portion of your claims a claim, or if you failed to prove entitlement to any claim being made and therefore receive no recovery. It is my belief this is what the law is intended to do and I will follow suit and adhere to this practice for every case in which I serve as the arbitrator.

Please see my LinkedIn profile for additional background information. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or otherwise are in need of my services.