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I have practiced law for 32 years and been a trial attorney since 1989. My experience in the court system leads me to believe that in many cases mediation is a better alternative to court action.

For the last 20 years I have maintained a solo practice, emphasizing resolution of business and real estate disputes through mediation, arbitration, or trial. In keeping with court statistics, over 90% of the cases I have handled reached settlement. I realized that, by mediating early in the process, the parties could save a great deal in attorney’s fees, and be spared prolonged anguish and frustration.

To better focus on mediation I obtained extensive training from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the non-profit Conflict Solutions Center and have been professionally mediating since 2014.

 

Mediation Training

UC Santa Barbara Extension
– Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution

 

Conflict Solutions Center
– Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills

 

Southern California Mediation Association
– Mentor Program

Philosophy: Chances are your case will get settled. Over 95% of them are. Might as well do it before you and your money are exhausted.

Emphasis

  • Business and Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Wealth Transfer
  • Inheritance
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wills & Probate