Mediator’s Statement

After 45 years of trying cases, I turned my attention to mediation.

I loved trying cases – especially jury trials. You won or lost. Cases often turned on specific insights – thinking outside the box – as it were. They required complete preparation and 100% focus. As much as I personally loved trials – I knew the experience was often not good for clients – even if we won. The emotional strain was difficult on clients. There was always the loss of time and diversion of resources. The cost of litigation was enormous. There were usually long delays in final resolution. I told clients, “even if I win, you lose”.

I still believe some cases should be tried – but in most cases, the clients are better off resolving disputes early. This requires hard work, and “thinking outside the box (the jury box)”.

I look forward to working with you.