Whether by lawsuit and trial, a decision by a hired judge or arbitrator, or a mediated agreement, resolution of any dispute requires desire – the parties must want their disagreement to end.
When a dispute is looming or has actually arisen, the first question you must answer is, “Do I want this fight to continue?” Sometimes, frankly, the answer is “Yes.” That response is valid, especially when we believe that our fundamental values and principles are at stake in the matter.
But, if the threshold answer is “No,” then the next questions – including “How can this end?,” “How soon?” and “How much will it cost me?” – are ready to be answered.
In mediation, my focus is on sustaining relationships, engendering trust and arriving at agreement. I bring to this effort my professional legal background, including creation of compelling court pleadings and motions and diligent trial preparation. As an arbitrator, I am supported by over two decades of accumulated knowledge of the rules of evidence and black letter law principles in personal injury, family dispute matters, real estate transactions, professional performance (malpractice) disputes, construction defect, premises liability and contract negotiations, including real estate transaction litigation.
I look forward to an opportunity to employ my knowledge, training and experience to assist you when the answer to the very first question is a desire for peace.