Engineer , Attorney at Law , Arbitrator ,
Private Judge , Mediator
P.O. Box 2636
Rolling Hills, California 90274
(310) 373-1981 / FAX (310) 373-4182
(888) ADROffice (toll free)
I am a full time Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Neutral specializing in arbitrations and mediations. I have facilitated the negotiation and resolution of hundreds of disputes/controversies and have been the sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and lead arbitrator on three-member arbitration panels. I have the unique ability to provide creative facilitative problem-solver skills developed through the years combined with practical, real world business/consumer experience with a focus on the parties as customers.
I am a frequent speaker before educational, professional, and trade organizations around the country and internationally on a variety of substantive topics as well as ADR. I have authored over 25 publications and a monthly Internet distributed private newsletter. You may want to visit my website noted above.
ADR Panel Memberships
American Arbitration Association
- Member, AAA Large, Complex Case Program.
- Commercial and Construction Arbitration and Mediation Panels
- Certified Arbitrator (Securities and Employment)
- Certified Master Arbitrator/Mediator for entire State of California
Center for Dispute Resolution
- Arbitration/Mediation Panels
Federal District Court and Court of Federal Claims
- Settlement Officer and ADR Panel of Neutrals
Various Superior/Municipal Court ADR Panels
State of California Public Contract Arbitration Panel
Former EEOC Mediator
Mediator for US Department of Forestry Early Intervention Program
Former Federal Administrative Law Judge
Superior Court Judge Pro Tem (1991-2001)
In excess of 150 hours of on-going ADR training coupled with extensive ADR teaching/lecture/speaking experience. Providers of training include Pepperdine University, American Arbitration Association, ArbitrationWorks, Inc., Center for Dispute Resolution, Continuing Education of the Bar, and American Bar Association. Certified by State of California as an ADR instructor. Adjunct faculty, ADR/Business, for several Universities.
ADR Substantive Matter Expertise
Spectrum of commercial
and business matters
Domestic and international transactions
Personal injury/tort claims
Securities, franchises, and distributorships
Contract negotiation, drafting, interpretations, and disputes
Real property, Landlord/Tenant, construction issues/defects and construction changes/extras/claims
Employment/Title VI/ Discrimination
Recent Mediation Evaluations
“He worked hard at getting the parties to come together—he has a nice manner while still
“Friendly, Professional, Informed.”
“Moved matter along.”
“Relaxed but focused.”
“Tenacious and patient.”
“Open and easy going—gets down to the issues quickly.”
“Sensitive to clients’ needs.”
“ I believe he was deeply concerned to solve this case. I wish to thank him for his diligence.”
References available upon request
American Bar Association
(Judicial Division, Dispute Resolution, Real Property, Public Contract Law
Sections, and Construction and Franchise Forums)
California State Bar Franchise Law Committee (Co-Chair 2002-2003)
Founder/Co-Chair of ADR Committee, National Contract Management Association
Chair of Acquisition Information, Institute for Supply Management (formerly National Association of Purchasing Management)
Co-Chair of International Section (1996-2000), Society of Professionals In Dispute Resolution
ADR Committee, International Bar Association
Consultant in drafting “Mediator Practice Standards,” California Dispute Resolution Council.
Christian Legal Society. Former President and member of Board of Directors (1997-1999) of Pasadena, California non-profit Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), a Christian Conciliation Service.
Active member of California State Bar (#51482), U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.
As a licensed attorney (Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating), I commenced my legal career as a securities counsel (enforcement and qualifications) with the California Department of Corporations. Subsequently, I have held major executive and legal positions with Hughes Aircraft Company and Lear Astronics. Earlier, I was an Engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Engineering (1966), a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law (1971), and an Advanced Management Program Certificate from USC (1993).