Retired Equity Partner - Labor and Employment, Securities, Education Law, Commercial Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution.  For additional information see bio at  Serves as Adjunct Professor Sandra Day O"Connor College of Law, Arizona State University 2010-Present and Arizona Superior Court Judge Pro Tem 30 plus years. 


All aspects of dispute resolution as advocate and neutral.  Specalizes in employment disputes includiing wrongful discharge, discrimination, defamation, civil rights, and executive compensation issues.  Litigation includes employment, securities, commercal, federal and state courts and various administrative agencies.  Jury and bench trials in state and federal court, appellate, arbitration, and mediation experience.  

Alternate Dispute Resolution Experience

Arbitrator (Amercian Arbitration Association since 1992) and Judge Pro-Tem serving as Judge and Settlement Judge for the Arizona Superior Court for 20 plus years.  Arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Dispute Resolution, Arbitrator and Mediator - National Arbitration and Mediation - NY.   Disputes have involved wrongful discharge, entitlement to executive compensation, commissions, national origin, age, race, sex, religion, retaliation issues under Title VII, physician and health care executive compensation partnership, wind-up and sale of commercial office building, securities issues of suitability, misrepresentation, fraud in customer matters dentist-dental practice emplyment and asset dispute, and breach of broker-dealer employment agreement real estate and  non-compete disputes.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

April 2017, American Bar Association Annual Three Day ADR Conference, San Francisco, November 7-14, 2015, Alternate Dispute Section/American Bar Association Cuban Delegation; American Bar Association/Alternate Dispute Resolution Annual Conference Seattle April 15-18, 2015; April 4-6, 2013 ABA/ADR Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, IL; October 2012 ABA/ADR Advanced Mediation Seminar Boston; MA-2 Day program; American Arbitration Association Annual Skills Seminar 2/12 days; March 2012 Camelback Inn Scottsdale, AZ; 2009 40 hour Mediation Certification, Center for Dispute Management, Santa Monica, California; 2002 AAA Advancd Employment Arbitrator Training,; 2002 NYSE Arbitrator Chairpersn Training; 2001 NYSE Arbitrator Chairperson Training, NASD Arbitrator Chairperson Training; 5/00 NYSE Securities Arbitrator Training; 5/99 Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem Settlement Facilitation Skills Training; 3/99 AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, Phoenix; 1/99 AAA Employment Arbitration Training; 6/97 Arizona Industrial Relations Arbitration Program; 12/95 NASD Staff Training Employment Law, Phoenix; 6/95 Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem Settlement Conference Workshop; 8/94 Arizona State Bar Association, How to Do a Securities Arbitration; 6/94 NYSE Arbitration Training Program, Scottsdale; 8/93 NASD Arbitrator Training; 6/93 Etchics for Arbitrators, San Francisco; May 2010 Mediating with the Masters, Chicago; June 2010 Approved Arbitrator and Mediator for the Arizona U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts.

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Bar: Wisconsin, 1968; Illinois, 1968; Arizona, 1972; California, 1975; U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Wsconsin, 1968; Northern Distrct of Illinois, 1968; Dstrict of Arizona, 1972; Northern District of California, 1992; Southern District of Californa, 1996; U.S. Court of Appeals: Seventh and Ninth Circuits, 1984; U.S. Supreme Court, 1988. 

Professional Associations

American Bar Association (Labor Relations and Litigation Sections); Arizona Bar Associaton; Maricopa County Bar Association; California Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section); Wisconsin Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association. 


ADR Affiliations

State of Arizona Superior Court Judge Pro Tem; United States District Court for the District of Arizona - Approved Arbitrator; American Arbitration Association Labor & Employment and Commercial Panels; Financial Industry Regulatory Associaton; National Arbitration and Mediation and 

Education and Honors

University of Wisconsin (BS 1965; JD 1968).  The Best Lawyers in America - Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation and Education Law, 2004-present.  Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers 2004 - present.  Southwest Super Lawyers2007 - present.  Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Panel.  Lawyer Representative in the Ninth Judcial Circuit 2010 - 2013. 


$2,850.00 per day

$ 395.00 per hour

Charges for hearing, pre-hearing, study, preparation time, travel out of state during regular business hours and reimbursement for reasonalbe travel expenses or mileage outside of Phoenix metropolitan area.

1-day cancellation cost if occurs 7 days or less before scheduled hearing


United States of America


Phoenix, Arizona - Willing to rravel - time charged 1/2 hourly rate if during business hours, Monday through Friday.


American, Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Illinois and Maricopa County Bar Associations; Paradise Valley Country Club; Life Member of Safari Club International; Life Member of North American Hunting Associaton and Scottsdale Gun Club; Vice President/Board of Drectors, Carlsbad Inn HOA; Volunteer Police Officer, Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona.



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