2007-Present Mediator in private practice, mediating over 1200 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, and collections.
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
2020: Selected as a Super Lawyer® in the field of mediation (only the top 5%)
2013 to present: Member, National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.
2007 to 2018: Panel Mediator and Arbitrator (Commercial, Construction, Employment and International Centre for Dispute Resolution); Selected to AAA Master Mediation Panel, comprised of top mediators as rated by counsel.
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.