- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Civil Litigation
- Real Estate
- Personal Injury
- Governmental Law
- General Practice
- 1974, Massachusetts
- 1976, Pennsylvania
- 1980, United States Supreme Court
- 2015, Maryland
Education University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1974; Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice, M.S., 1975; Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., 1971; Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Conflict Resolution, 2008; American Bar Association, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, 2010, 2013; Association of Conflict Resolution/American Arbitration Association, Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute, 2009; American Arbitration Association, Mediator Skills Training Program, 2003
Associations/Affiliations Member, Maryland State Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section); Member, Kent County Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section and Forum Committee on the Construction Industry); Member, Association for Conflict Resolution; Charter Member and Master of the Bench, the Hon. John E. Stively, Jr. American Inn of Court; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee); Member, Chester County Bar Association (Co-chair Alternative Dispute Resolution Section); Member, Chester County Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court Rules Committee; Chairman, Hearing Committee 2.07, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1994-2000); Founding Member, Advisory Board, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies (1991-1997); Member and Vice Chairman, Chester County Solid Waste Authority (1987-1994); Member, National Eagle Scout Association.
Honors/Awards AV “Preeminent” rating (5.0 out of 5), Martindale Hubbell, 2000 – present; Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court, 1999 – present; Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” (Alternative Dispute Resolution) 2010, 2012- present; “Top Lawyer”, Main Line Times magazine, 2007, 2010 – 2012, 2016; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Pennsylvania State University, 1980.
Biography Forty years’ legal experience with particular emphasis on litigation, governmental law, real estate and alternative dispute resolution. Served as special counsel to county government and county agencies for 35 years. Often called upon by private parties (including Fortune 50 companies) and the judiciary to serve as a mediator or neutral arbitrator in commercial, construction, injury and probate disputes. Has written and lectured extensively on alternative dispute resolution.
Born Leominster, Massachusetts