2007-Present Mediator/Arbitrator in private practice, mediating over 1000 cases, including commercial disputes, franchise issues, insurance coverage, IP and trade secret disputes, professional malpractice, personal injury, employer/employee claims, real estate cases, contracts, construction cases, corporate and partnership disputes, tax abatement and valuation contests, toxic torts, collections, and selected as the arbitrator for 170 more involving similar types of claims.
1986-2010 Justice, New Hampshire Superior Court, presiding over thousands of jury and non-jury trials.
1974-1986 Private practice, representing insurance companies, individuals, businesses, partnerships and corporations in federal and state courts.
1974 J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School, President, Sharswood Law Club.
1971 B.A. (Honors) Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, Rotary Foundation Fellow.
1970 B.A. (cum laude) Harvard College.
Completed numerous American Arbitration Association, academic, court and other professional mediation and arbitration courses and training. Frequent speaker at CLEs on mediation and arbitration. Author of a number of articles on mediation.
Honors and Achievements
2013 to present Member, National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
2007 to present Panel Mediator and Arbitrator (Commercial, Construction. Employment and International Centre for Dispute Resolution); Panel Judge, Judicial Settlement Conference Service, American Arbitration Association.
2004 & 2008 Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, New England Regional.
2003 Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism, N.H. Bar Association.
1999 Award of Judicial Excellence (one of four awarded nationally), National Conference of State Trial Judges, Annual Meeting of the ABA, Atlanta, Georgia.
1994 N.H. Trial Judge of the Year (first judge selected), NH Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
1984-2009 Instructor, Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program.
Creator of the “Yankee Auction”
Frequent lecturer, Continuing Legal Education programs.
Visiting presenter, Vera Institute of Justice, New York.