ABOUT

Current CV (download here - opens new window)

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Past Director of Dispute Resolution for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Conducted over 1,500 mediation & settlement conferences in the following areas:  

  • Catastrophic injuries & medical malpractice

  • Wrongful death

  • Employment disputes

  • Business & family relationships

  • Real property & commercial leases

  • Premises liability

  • 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. This is why most disputes are not resolved on the facts or the law. Instead, disputes are resolved when psychological perceptions and emotional reactions are re-framed and redirected.

More background information:

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Member of the International Academy of Mediators & American Arbitration Association - Employment Panel, Mid-Atlantic Region & Affiliate Mediator. 

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See what some of my past contacts have to say:

Let me say that I was quite impressed by your work. Recall that you also helped resolve two other difficult cases of mine. In all the cases, parties were highly adversarial; I’m amazed how well you assisted them. Do you teach any mediation training?
— PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEY
Thank you again! I can once again report you were 4 for 4.
— Defense Counsel in a multi-case mediation
Excellent work. Your transformative education worked well with the family member. Glad we got it done.
— Plaintiff's counsel
. . . Nothing short of extraordinary
— Labor & Employment Defense Lawyer
We used Jeff to mediate a hotly contested motor vehicle accident. He went above and beyond to get the case resolved. Even when issues came up in dealing with the release, Jeff’s assistance was invaluable to having a successful resolution. I will be calling Jeff for all future mediations.
— Plaintiff's counsel
Thank you for your outstanding work yesterday. We did not expect this case to settle. That we did resolve it is a testament to your hard work - particularly since we got it done well after 7:00 pm!
— REAL ESTATE COUNSEL
One of the best ‘actually try to reach a fair settlement’ guys.
— Toxic tort attorney