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I am a mediator and arbitrator concentrating on the resolution of business disputes. I help companies and individuals solve problems related to such matters as real estate transactions, contract disputes, business dissolutions, class and FLSA collective actions, insolvency matters, bankruptcy issues, insurance practices, employment practices, financial fraud issues, investment claims, employee benefits, and HOA disputes.  I am committed to resolving disputes outside of the courtroom whenever possible to minimize the costs of litigation—time, money, emotions, and distraction--and enable parties to return their full attention to pursuing productive lives and profitable businesses.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 60%
  2. Arbitration: 40%



Hourly ($325-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Conflict Resolution Service, Inc

4601 Dtc Blvd Ste 1000
Denver, CO, 80237-2570


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2015
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2015
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2014
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2014
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2013
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2013
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2012
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2011
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2011
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2010
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2009
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2008
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2007
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2006
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2005
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator/ArbitratorConflict Resolution Services, Inc.2014 - Present
Mediator/ArbitratorJMW Resolutions, LLC2013 - 2014
PartnerBieging Shapiro & Barber LLP2005 - 2013
Founding PartnerHoffman Reilly Pozner & Williamson LLP2000 - 2005
Of Counsel/PartnerMcKenna & Cuneo, LLP (Now McKenna, Long, & Aldridge, LLP)1996 - 2000
Of CounselCortez Friedman1991 - 1996
Associate/PartnerSherman & Howard LLP1982 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Mediation Association of ColoradoProfessional Member2014 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember2014 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember2012 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationCommercial and Large Case Panel Member2012 - Present
Colorado Women’s Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Colorado Lawyers Committee, Hate Violence Task ForceMember2002 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2000 - Present
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Talk (CO)Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation: What Would You Do?2014
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, CLE in Colorado, Inc.Settlement and Mediation2014
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, CLE in Colorado, Inc.Appeals2012
Colorado LawyerPreserving the Record for Appeal1999
Banks & Thrifts: Government Enforcement and ReceivershipDuties, Responsibilities and Potential Liability of Directors and Officers1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Lewis and Clark CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A Perspective on Practice PitfallsHow to Make the Mediation Process Work and Avoid Malpractice Pitfalls Along the Way2015
Colorado Statewide ADR ConferenceNegotiating with Difficult People2013
ADR and Business Law SectionsEthics in Mediation2013
Continuing Legal EducationDocument Retention and Production in the Era of E-Discovery2008
Preventing Legal Malpractice seminarE-Discovery2007
Continuing Legal EducationManaging Complex Litigation2003