Settlement Conferences




My goal is to help parties find a way to resolve conflict. My job starts the minute I accept a case. I work until it's settled. 

My mediation style may change over the life of a case, adapting to the needs and requests of the parties.  

Expect me to listen, ask questions, negotiate, problem-solve, evaluate, propose, and at times direct.  We will have a frank discussion about the risks and potential benefits of resolving the dispute through negotiation instead of litigation.

I charge $350 per hour for mediation and preparation time. Travel within a 50-mile radius is included at no charge. For more information about mediation procedures, click here

I charge the same hourly rate for arbitration, $350 per hour. I will not render a long-winded opinion in order to pump up the overall fee. For disputes valued less than $100,000, I will issue a final award two weeks or less after the hearing with as little or as much rationale as you need. For more complex matters, I will complete the final award, along with any findings or rationale within your time frame.


I train lawyers and judges to resolve litigated disputes.

Topics include strategic negotiations, facilitating dialog, developing process flexibility, and closing the settlement.

Per day and half-day rates. Contact me for more information.

Systems Design

Institutions and businesses save time, money, and opportunities with early and effective dispute resolution systems that produce positive results for all involved in employment matters, tort claims, and contract disputes.

Free initial consultation.

Fixed fees available, per project. Contact me for more information.

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