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1475 Hillcrest Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Description of Practice
My experience in the court system leads me to believe that in many cases mediation is a better alternative to court action.
Over 20 years in courtroom practice, in keeping with court statistics, over 90% of the cases I 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.
Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution, UC Santa Barbara (140 hours)
Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills, Conflict Solutions Center, Santa Barbara (40 hours)
Southern California Mediation Association Mentorship Program (20 hours)
I am skilled in facilitation, evaluation and transformative mediation. I believe that once the parties understand the dynamics of their conflict, they can be empowered to reach a solution with a known result for much less money, stress, and frustration.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Civil (general)
- Estate Planning
- Health Care
- Landlord - Tenant
- Real Estate
- Trust Management
- Mediating Lawyer