I took my first 40-hour mediation training for general civil disputes over a decade ago. Since then my training has included mediation in domestic relations, adult guardianship, special education, and Native American peacemaking. As a regular participant in advanced mediation trainings and workshops, I’m able to keep skills current and sharp. Extensive and diverse mediation training enables me to help litigants to fashion the best process for reconciliation and to bring the right resolution technique to bear on each litigation problem.
Unique Mediation Experience
In addition to my private mediation practice I am a volunteer mediator for Community Dispute Resolution Program Centers in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties, winning awards for outstanding mediation work. As president of the board of the Dispute Resolution Center for Washtenaw and Livingston counties for three years, (headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan) I gained unique perspective on how mediation can solve community conflicts. Having mediated business and commercial disputes, environmental clean-ups, divorces, adult guardianship problems, and estate distribution disputes, I’m able to help parties who may be stuck at an impasse to develop out-of-the-box solutions.
An Academic Perspective
For the past three years I taught Negotiation at Michigan State University’s College of Law. Using proven negotiation techniques and the latest developments in the field of alternative dispute resolution, I’m uniquely qualified to guide participants through the mediation process to help them recognize and satisfy their interests.
Singular Listening Skills
Specialized training in listening skills calculated to help disputants determine and satisfy their real interests, because “it’s never just about the money,” gives me a unique perspective; a mediator is much more than a messenger the parties use to trade offers and counteroffers. He is also a counselor charged with guiding the parties through sometimes emotionally charged and heated conflict.
Auto product liability
Chemical and drug product liability
Industrial product liability
Fires, explosions, electrocutions
Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
Divorce and Separation
Working with Joe Basta
BROAD TRIAL AND LITIGATION EXPERIENCE
Beginning as federal judicial law clerk in 1974, and after that for over 34 years with a large, Detroit-based firm, I have tried and litigated hundreds of state and federal lawsuits before judges and juries in the trial and appellate courts of Michigan, the …More
EXTENSIVE MEDIATION TRAINING
I took my first 40-hour mediation training for general civil disputes over a decade ago. Since then my training has included mediation in domestic relations, adult guardianship, special education, and Native American peacemaking.More
UNIQUE MEDIATION EXPERIENCE
In addition to my private mediation practice I am a volunteer mediator for Community Dispute Resolution Program Centers in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties, winning awards for outstanding mediation work.More