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Current CV (download here)
Past Director of Dispute Resolution for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. I observed and coached retired judges and senior attorneys in thousands of mediations and settlement conferences. Over my career, I have personally conducted over 1,500 mediation & settlement conferences in the following areas:
Catastrophic injuries, medical negligence, and wrongful death
Interpersonal conflict such as partnership dissolution, employment, family business disputes, contested guardianships, and domestic disputes
Real property & commercial leases
Construction & design defects
Municipality & law enforcement liability
I have helped parties resolve disputes outside of the subject matter areas listed above. Here’s how:
The mediator’s subject matter expertise, by itself, doesn’t generate movement. Yes, in some circumstances, expertise is important. But desire usually matters more than rationale - people need to want to change. Disputes are resolved when psychological perceptions and emotional reactions are re-framed and redirected.
Awards, training, professional affiliations
Recipient of the Paul A. Dorf award from the Bar Association of Baltimore City, for “substantial contributions to the furtherance of the goals of alternative dispute resolution to resolve legal conflicts in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.”
Over 400 hours of professional training, including online mediation instruction from cutting-edge leaders in the field.
LL.M candidate (2020) at the top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law.
Early member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence.
Writer and presenter of educational programs on mediation and negotiation.
Member of the International Academy of Mediators & American Arbitration Association - Employment Panel, Mid-Atlantic Region & Affiliate Mediator.
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