Background

Education

UM law school

               University of Michigan Law School

Honors & Distinctions

  • Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, W.D.Mi (2000)
    – Mediated over 50 cases to date
  • Certified Mediator, Michigan Circuit Courts including Ingham and Eaton
    – Mediate approximately 50 cases/year
  • State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Outstanding Achievement Award (2014)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Excellence in Defense Award (2010)
  • Michigan Association of Justice Respected Advocate Award (2007)
  • Ingham County Bar Association Leo Farhat Award (2005)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (President 2007-08, Board of Directors)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation)

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Judicial Selection Task Force (2012)
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (Present)
    • Negligence Section Council (1999-2006)
    • Attorney Discipline Board (Panelist 1986-2001)
    • Committee on Judicial Qualifications (1980-86)
    • Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics (1982-86)
    • Representative Assembly (1978-82)
    • Client Security Fund
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • Treasurer (1974-75)
    • Board Member (1972-75)
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