I am an attorney with over thirty-five (35) years of experience as a litigator, arbitrator and mediator. Over the course of my career, I have represented individuals, businesses and financial institutions in a broad range of disputes. During that period, I received recognition for my litigation skills and ethical standards, including receiving an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and repeatedly being voted a “Super Lawyer” by my peers in the field of commercial litigation. You can find more details about my background and experience here.
Legal careers often unfold in unpredictable ways. For me, although I never planned to develop expertise in arbitration, arbitration became one of the focuses of my practice. I began arbitrating cases for the American Arbitration Association in the early 1990s while working as a trial attorney. In 2007, the AAA selected me to serve on its Large, Complex Case Panel, an honor the AAA reserves for its most experienced and competent arbitrators. I was subsequently asked to serve as an arbitrator by both the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, commonly known as FINRA.
Although I continued an active litigation practice, as my experience with arbitration became known, many businesses and individuals asked me to represent them in arbitrations. Parties also began to ask me to serve as an arbitrator for private arbitrations that were conducted outside the auspices of organizations such as the AAA.
I have now handled over two hundred (200) arbitrations, either as an arbitrator or as the attorney for one of the parties to an arbitration. That experience has given me a unique perspective on arbitration and the arbitration process. My views on arbitration, which are a bit unconventional, are described here.
In 2011, I decided to limit my practice to serving as an arbitrator and mediator. I made that change because I had achieved most of my professional goals as a trial attorney and no longer wanted the long hours and grind that is inherent in a normal litigation practice. I now seek to help individuals and corporations resolve conflicts and differences through arbitration and mediation.
The work I do is meaningful, refreshing, challenging and even a little fun. In addition, I also like to think that my background and experience enable me to resolve disputes in a fair, swift and cost-effective manner. I have put this website together so you can learn more about my particular approach to arbitration and mediation.