My strongest area of expertise is personal injury litigation where I have handled all types of claims including medical negligence, dangerous drugs, defective products, MVAs, falls and dog bites to name a few. However during my more than 30 years of practice I have also been involved in cases concerning construction, probate, real estate, property damage, insurance coverage, ERISA, FMLA, employment disputes and contracts. I have represented plaintiffs and defendants including individuals, insurance companies, airports and the City of Fargo.
Why should you hire me as your mediator? Four reasons:
1. Because I know what it takes to get a case settled. I have counseled hundreds of plaintiffs through the litigation process. I have successfully settled cases while working with many different mediators, opposing counsel and insurance companies. I have tried cases in state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota.
2. I am an evaluative mediator. In litigation mediation it is not enough to just keep people talking. Litigation mediation requires an evaluative process to help both sides objectively identify and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Honest objective evaluation leads to settlements.
3. I use a flat fee system that allows you and your client to know how much the mediation is going to cost before you start. No surprises. My “Mediation Fees and Procedures” are included in my “Summary.”
4. Mediations can be held at my office where I have two separate conference rooms available and plenty of free off street parking.
I am a 1982 cum laude graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. I am admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Dakota. I am a member of the North Dakota Statewide ADR Neutral Roster.