With more than 35 years of trial experience handling complex state and federal litigation, both civil and criminal, I have developed insights, skills and compassion, and a passion for peacemaking. My function now is to help you avoid the judicial process, by embracing quicker, less expensive, less emotionally draining, safer options.
I am available to help you resolve civil litigation issues involving all aspects of family law (custody, parenting, property division and support), employment disputes of all kinds, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, constitutional law and civil rights claims (including search and seizure, whistleblower retaliation, and due process); consumer protection; and other personal injuries.
Mediation is very harmonious with my collaborative law family practice, as I handle peaceful divorces where the parties never surrender decision-making to a court. (In the Collaborative model, family law attorneys act as co-mediators while they represent both spouses, who operate under a contractual agreement between the parties to go to court only when all issues have been agreed upon.)
My skills and experience include peacemaker, problem solver, counselor, mediator, arbitrator, educator and collaborative lawyer. I will be delighted to facilitate a unique way for you to explore peaceful resolution of your conflict.