Family Law matters include divorces, modifications of divorce decrees, adoptions, and, when minors are
    involved, Petitions for Guardianship and/or Conservatorship.  Some, but not all family law cases, are also suitable
    for handling using the "Collaborative Law" process, which I can explain in greater detail upon request.

    Commercial Litigation cases are lawsuits between, or involving, a business entity or entities, such as a
    corporation, LLC, insurance company, bank or other business.

    Personal Injury cases include occasions when a client is injured because of the negligence of another person.  
    Personal Injury cases can be the result of automobile collisions, medical and other professional negligence,
    improper or insufficient upkeep of property by another, or work-related injuries.

    Workers Compensation cases are those that involve injury on the job.

    Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC's) and other business entities help individuals protect
    their personal assets from liabilities they may incur while running a business.

    Employment cases include negotiating severance agreements, prosecuting sexual harassment matters, state-law
    based whistleblower cases and also discrimination and wrongful discharge claims.

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty cases occur where a client's stock broker, trustee, real estate agent, bank or other
    type of fiduciary puts his own interests before that of the client, and the client loses money or something else of
    value as a result.

    Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process where all parties to a dispute  meet with me to explore possible
    resolutions that will meet each party’s needs.  I am a certified mediator and have mediated cases in many areas of
    practice.  Unlike most mediators, I will mediate contested family law case (e.g., divorce, custody disputes,
    modifications and guardianships) currently pending in local state courts.  The parties' attorneys, if any, are always
    free to attend mediations with their clients.  I welcome referrals from family law attorneys regarding contested
    matters currently pending in court.

    All other cases - I have an extensive network of attorney colleagues.  Therefore, if I cannot handle a matter
    which you have, I can direct you to another capable attorney.
The choice of a lawyer is an
important decision and should not
be based solely on advertisements.
"You're a (. . .) star!!!  Thank you
for pursuing the case against 'Mr.
_____' . . ."

    Chris H., a personal injury client
 "I wanted to say thank you . . . for
getting me through this case and
putting it finally to a close . . ."

    D.G., a client who was sexually
    harassed, severely, at her job
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