I define a good mediator as one who facilitates
communication between the parties and a great mediator as one who, in addition,
helps the parties evaluate the respective strengths and weaknesses of their positions to create a realistic
framework for an agreement.
As a practicing attorney, I was disappointed that some mediators viewed their role as little more than messengers.
In my experience, telephone calls to opposing counsel are a more efficient way of communicating. I hired a mediator
with the expectation that a proactive third party might assist in settling a case I had already made every effort
to settle with opposing counsel informally. Good lawyers don’t need messengers, they need an experienced and
My background in business and government service, coupled with my litigation and judicial experience, provide me
with an outstanding and well-rounded foundation to assist the parties in resolving their despute. I work diligently
to serve as a great mediator. References are available upon request.