Career Milestones Argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court Litigated series... more
Career Milestones Argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court Litigated series of Voting Rights Act lawsuits that brought the first African-American officeholders to many Maryland town and county councils Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 1975-2005, Emeritus 2006 to present Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers Honored by the American Civil Liberties Un... view profile
Over the course of my 23 years of experience, my practice has primarily focused on... more
Over the course of my 23 years of experience, my practice has primarily focused on surety and construction law. In the surety industry I have represented most of the major surety companies as well as many mid-size and smaller companies. I have been involved as counsel on large multi-state, multi-project contract performance bond defaults, involving workouts, financing and takeov... view profile
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.