I have been an attorney for over 30 years, and I currently have a law and mediation... more
I have been an attorney for over 30 years, and I currently have a law and mediation practice in Natick. I assist individuals, businesses and organizations to increase productivity and harmony through conflict resolution, training and consultation. Active listening and creative problem-solving are key components of my practice. I was co-chair of the Boston Bar Associations ADR Committee from 200... view profile
Private practice with emphasis on litigation since bar admission in 1977. Civil... more
Private practice with emphasis on litigation since bar admission in 1977. Civil litigation, personal injury, criminal defense. No charge for initial consultation. --- Teaches Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School (Trial Advocacy Workshop, Teaching Team member) Clients' Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court - Board Member, 2003-2008 (Chair, 2006-2008)
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.