As an arbitrator, I am selected as a private judge of the parties’ dispute. I commit and promise to: consider and hear all relevant and material evidence placed before me; show partiality to none; disclose any conflicts or appearance of conflicts at the earliest possible opportunity and issue a decision in a timely fashion and explain my reasoning for the decision.

I am bound by the parties’ terms of the agreement to arbitrate as well as the rules of the tribunal administering the dispute.

Education:–  B.A., Politics (Cum Laude), Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts- J.D., Law, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio- Extensive CLE and skills training since 1979
Certification:– ATTY-OH; U.S .District. Courts Southern And Northern Districts- 1999: FINRA (NASD)
Panel Memberships Present– American Arbitration Association (AAA)- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)- Advanced Practitioner Association for Conflict Resolution Workplace- National Mediation Board panel member- AMS panel member

– State Employment Relations Board fact finder and conciliator

– Ohio State Troopers Association and State of Ohio panel member

– State of Ohio- Ohio Civil Service Employees Association working out of class panel

– BBB Arbitrator


Employment History: – Private law practice 1987-1992; 1992-1994; 1998-2010
– State of Ohio job audit appeals; Hearing Officer; 1990 – 1992; 2009-2010- US Postal Service three Union panel member 2004-2007;- OSTA-State of Ohio arbitration panel; Arbitrator; 2000 – 2002; 2010-present- BBB Arbitrator; 1999 – PRESENT- FINRA Arbitrator; 2000 – PRESENT- National Mediation Board Panel Member; 2004 – PRESENT

FMCS and AAA panel membership since 1998

Professional Memberships:– Association for Conflict Resolution- Central Ohio Employment Relations Association- Columbus Bar Assn.
Awards/Honors: – BBB of Central Ohio – Arbitrator of the year 2004- Advanced Practitioner, ACR