Neutral solo practitioner providing mediation and arbitration services. Retired from law firm practice on June 30, 2016 after 50+ years as a commercial and employment law trial lawyer with Chicago law firms Pope Ballard (29 years, until it dissolved in January 1994), D'Ancona & Pflaum (9 years, until it merged with Seyfarth Shaw in October 2003), and Seyfarth Shaw (13 years). Between law school and law firm practice, clerked for Hon. Hubert L. Will, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1962-1964. Grew up in Chicago and have lived there my entire life. Married for 56 years to Susan Seder Freehling who has owned and operated a cookware store in Chicago for 40 years. We have two adult children and four grandchildren.