My combined legal and mediation experience includes construction litigation, commercial litigation, consumer rights litigation, real property litigation, collection cases, personal injury and wrongful death, products liability, employment litigation, harassment litigation, intellectual property, landlord/tenant litigation, family law matters, and appellate proceedings.
My approaching 40 years of legal experience, and fifteen years of experience as a certified mediator, has provided me with a unique background to help parties evaluate and resolve risky litigation. I was at Walt Disney World when unique construction projects costing hundreds of millions of dollars were being constructed, yet, I’ve been a sole practitioner grappling with grassroots problems of everyday people in our community. Multi-million dollar cases to disputes over less than five hundred dollars, have taught me they are all just as important to the clients, and just as much in need of quick comprehension and resolution through mediation.
Your clients can expect polite respectfulness, coupled with a get down to business attitude and perseverance. You can expect respectful challenges to assumptions on all sides in order to help clients realize that lawsuits are not unlike train wrecks – one never really knows where the bodies will land. When dealing with people – judges, juries, attorneys, clients and witnesses – one never really knows what will happen because people are to some degree inherently unpredictable. My mission is to help litigants understand these risks and to eliminate them through settlement. Prompt, efficient, no nonsense resolution is my goal, and “the deal” is my client.
My hourly rate for mediation services is $400 an hour. I charge an automatic administrative charge of one half hour and a minimum fee of four hours. I will come to the location of your choice, but we can arrange a neutral site if desired.
Please call and schedule your client’s session. We need a copy of the order if mediation is court-ordered and a service list, along with a pleading style. I require no pre-session materials but will read anything you desire about the case in advance.