We will mediate, arbitrate or use a hybrid combination of both for your dispute either face to face or online. If online, we will use the Zoom platform which is easy to use and very effective. Forty plus years of legal practice in the areas of contracts, commercial, property, workplace, construction, small business, real estate, divorce/family law, planning & zoning, wills & estates, eldercare, congregational, commercial, employment, probate, fiduciary and more. Ten years of arbitration and mediation practice coupled with facilitation, coaching, training and ombuds services.
Member of mediation/arbitration panels for Greater Louisville Association of Realtors; mediator/arbitrator for fee disputes with Kentucky Bar Association; certified Arbitrator with BBB Auto-Line lemon law and warranty claims; arbitration panelist for Cap Motors and Cap Home Consumer Arbitration Programs; Mediator for CLC Inc. Mediation Access Plan; and, private practice mediation and arbitration including mediation/arbitration hybrid processes. Will also mediate/arbitrate cases with remote parties, including international through the online Zoom platform.
Managing partner of seven attorney firm for 30 plus years. Senior Fellow at 4Civility Institute and member/owner of 4Civility Services providing a continuum of ADR services including facilitation, mediation, arbitration and hybrid processes, as well as coaching, training, conflict system design and an ombuds for hire program.
Juris Doctorate, Master’s degree in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Bachelor of Business Administration, extensive ADR training including arbitration from the College of Commercial Arbitrators, JAMS and the American Bar Association, civil mediation, divorce and family mediation training, advanced mediation/negotiation training from the ABA, certificate in narrative mediation in healthcare, certificate in eldercare mediation, and certificate in congregational mediation.
After participating as an attorney advocate in mediation and arbitration for over 35 years, I enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Alternative Dispute Resolution to learn more about the ADR processes. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from the Creighton University School of Law (Werner Institute) in 2013. I am on the Kentucky Office of the Courts approved rosters for general and family mediation, the mediation and arbitration rosters for the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors and Kentucky Bar Association, the lemon law/warranty claim panel of arbitrators through the Better Business Bureau, and the approved panel of arbitrators for CAP Motors and Cap Home/Consumer Arbitration Program. I also accept non-represented parties for mediation and arbitration services which can help avoid staggering legal bills and lengthy delays in achieving resolution.
I have substantial training and experience in various mediation styles including, evaluative, facilitative, transformative and narrative. I will work with you and your attorney or representative to tailor the mediation process to the needs of the parties and nature of the dispute. My mediation process can also assess the conflict competency of the parties and can provide coaching when needed. As to arbitration, I will follow the rules of any administered program and in the event of a non-administered arbitration, I will provide appropriate rules depending on the nature and complexity of claims, number of parties and alleged damages. In non-administered arbitrations, I will usually hold a prehearing telephonic conference to review with the parties or their attorneys the many ways we can structure the arbitration process.
A $250 p/hr fee with a 2 hr. minimum is standard, however, the fee can vary depending on such things as the arbitration panel, the complexity of the case, issues involved and whether the matter is proceeding through a prearranged plan or service.