"As a mediator or arbitrator my goal is to have the perspective, persistence, and patience to resolve business disputes and settle cases effectively."
With more than 40 years of experience as a litigator representing both plaintiffs and defendants, I know business issues. This wealth of experience and knowledge now serves as the foundation for successfully resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
I am a leading provider of commercial litigation ADR services and have an impressive track record as a mediator, arbitrator, and special master in state and federal courts. I have developed a niche mediating practice in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but the bulk of my practice is commercial and business litigation disputes. In addition, I am called upon as an expert witness in cases regarding attorney’s fees and professional responsibility.
As a mediator or arbitrator, it’s my job to be neutral and strive for fair results. With a focus on understanding the facts and the reasons for the dispute, I am able to discern the key underlying issues as I guide parties to:
- realistically identify their best interests;
- objectively examine their differences to create a better understanding;
- adjust their thinking as needed; and
- move the process forward to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution.
Human nature is to take the facts and circumstances of our own world—whether we are lawyers or clients—and put them together in a way that suits our own interests. Both sides in litigation assume everything will be decided in their favor, and that is rarely the case. Typically, people have invested time, money, risk, and emotion, so achieving resolution is extremely rewarding.
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