Unique Mediation Experience

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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.

Experience

Chair-elect of the ADR section of the Michigan State Bar
Co-chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association
President/Owner, Basta Resolutions, PLLC, 2011 – present
Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University College of Law, 2011-present
Adjunct Instructor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2011 – present
President, Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, 2011 -13
Volunteer Mediator, The Dispute Resolution Center, 2008 – present
Volunteer Mediator, Wayne Mediation Center, 2004 – present
Case Evaluator, Wayne, Macomb and Washtenaw Counties, 1980 – present
Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC, 1976 – 2010
Law Clerk to Hon. Charles W. Joiner, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1974-76
Georgetown Law Journal, 1972 – 73; Editorial Board, 1973 – 74

 

business services

Antitrust
Auto suppliers
Auto product liability
Business disputes
Class actions
Chemical and drug product liability
Commercial transactions
Copyright
Franchising
Environmental
Industrial product liability
Insurance
Intellectual property
Patents
Personal injury
Shareholder disputes
Toxic torts

personal injury/
negligence/
product liability

Auto negligence
Construction accidents
Fires, explosions, electrocutions
Toxic torts
Industrial products
Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
General negligence

 

family services

Pre-Divorce
Divorce and Separation
Post-Judgement
Elder Care
Guardianship
Estate Distribution

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 …

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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.

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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.

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