About Susan

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."

- Lily Tomlin

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."

- James Baldwin

In my twenty five years as an attorney litigator, I have seen the stress, expense and uncertainty faced by parties trying to resolve disputes within the court system. Mediation provides a safe and empowering alternative to litigation and a forum in which all participants are fully heard.


As a mediator, I help individuals and businesses find creative, effective and confidential resolution to all types of disputes regarding relationships -- in the workplace, family, neighborhood or business. I am trained in mediation and conflict resolution and sensitive to cultural and socio-economic differences.

I am committed to peacemaking and settlement of large and small cases in a confidential setting and am available to serve, Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake Counties as well as the Bay Area.