Served as Florida Trial Judge from Feb. 1990 until Jan. 2009. Served as General... more
Served as Florida Trial Judge from Feb. 1990 until Jan. 2009. Served as General Counsel to Florida Dept. of Transportation from 1987 to 1990. Served as Asst. Attorney General from 1984 to 1987. Served as Asst. Public Defender from 1982 to 1984. Attended George Mason University School of Law from 1978 to 1981. Served as Deputy Sheriff (highest rank: Lieutenant)... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.