I stand eager to travel anywhere to be of assistance in meeting your alternative dispute resolution needs. I have facilitated ADR cases ranging from Alabama to Wisconsin and from Dallas to Philadelphia.
Although most ADR events take place in a law office, I also have many private and secure venues available throughout the Midwest.
I have now conducted over 525 arbitration or mediation sessions. These facilitations have involved many categories of disputes and, of course, factual scenarios- such as personal injuries or wrongful deaths alleging medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, drownings, electrocutions, product and premises liability, asbestos based mesothelioma and motor vehicle accidents, commercial disagreements involving professional liability assertions, contracts, employer-employee issues, construction problems, property tax matters and environmental troubles, real estate problems including condemnation, zoning variances and boundary matters, higher education issues including Title IX difficulties and family matters including guardianship concerns, "child custody" issues and the division of marital and probate estates.
During an arbitration, I adhere to the American Arbitration Association rules unless the parties agree to a modification of any one or more of those standards.
During a mediation, I engage in both transformative and evaluative protocols. I also use "joint session" and "shuttle" communication methods and stand prepared to utilize a variety of tools to break an impasse.
I bill for my time in ten minute increments. For my professional mediation services (including reading, researching and writing) my rate is $210 per hour for two party matters plus another $30 per hour for each additional participating true party in interest. For performing an arbitration, my base rate is $240 per hour for two party hearings plus an additional $30 per hour for each additional participating true party in interest. I charge $90 per hour for my travel and administrative time, and I bill out-of-pocket travel expenses at actual cost.