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)
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.