After serving in the Air Force from 1967 to 1971, I entered the Philadelphia Fire Department. While in the fire department, I was able to complete both undergraduate and law school at Temple University in Philadelphia prior to my retirement as a Lieutenant in 1990. Following my retirement I moved to Florida to begin my law career. I am an attorney and Florida Supreme Court Circuit, Family and Appellate Certified Mediator. I have dedicated my practice to providing quality services in conflict prevention and resolution. My approach to mediation is based on the proven approach of identifying the root causes of the conflict, determining the issues to be addressed and working to resolve those issues to bring about resolution and settlement. I encourage the parties to find resolutions that make more sense than filing or continuing with a lawsuit. Throughout this process, I adhere to the core principals to remain impartial, listen to and respect the views of the parties, explore every path or idea to reach a resolution, maintain confidentially and provide compassionate but candid discussions on the risk and rewards between a negotiated settlement and going to court.
In all cases I take the time to discuss your needs, explain your options and recommend the best approach to your situation. If you are considering filing a claim, you may want to consider mediation as a more cost-effective and timely means to resolve your issues. If you are already in litigation, discuss with your attorney or client whether mediation would be an appropriate avenue for resolution. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your mediation needs, and the ways mediation can help in your dispute.
I am a member of the Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, and am admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator, and founder of New Tampa Mediation Services, Inc.