Working Arrangements

As a sole practitioner, my overhead is low with substantial savings passed on to clients. I am accustomed to working within client budgets and working arrangements crafted to suit client and matter needs. While I reside in Falls Church, VA, located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, I am free to travel.

For all cases, I employ a flexible rate schedule, usually in the $100-300 per hour range, to reflect the character of the dispute. Hourly rate or lump sum billing arrangements are possible. Unless otherwise agreed, all costs are shared equally among the participating parties.

Individual, ad hoc group or trade association clients are welcome.

Solo or partnering efforts to suit the situation are possible. For example, a typical mediation, restorative justice, group facilitation or consensus building process usually requires only one professional. However, depending on the number of participants and the nature of the issues, co-facilitation may be desirable.

While I prefer in-person conflict resolution settings, I am increasingly using remote sessions on Zoom or comparable platforms  because of the parties’ locations or health and security situations like the 2020- commenced Covid-19 situation.

Likewise, I am accustomed to solo or collaborative training and group consensus building assignments.

I have good working relationships with many law firms and other dispute resolution practitioners, which offers the possibility of cost-effective partnering and strategic alliances with company staff, outside counsel or consultants on matters requiring a broad resource base.

Finally, I offer quick turnaround and sensitivity to tight deadlines. References are available upon request.

  • DEALWORK EVENTS


    2020

    As guest speaker offered for the third time  “Introduction to Restorative Justice” presentation for George Mason University graduate class “Conflict Analysis and Resolution for Prevention, Reconstruction, and Stabilization Contexts”.
    October 2020

    Served as joint facilitator in first case handled by Arlington County, Virginia’s progressive “RJ Arlington” restorative justice program.

    September 2020

    Delivered 90-minute Zoom webinar for Kentucky Bar Association, “Introduction to Restorative Justice,” for 80-participant group of lawyers and mediators; materials include a recently revised 14-page “Restorative Justice Primer,” 2-page outline, and Power Point slides, all of which are available upon request.
    September 2020

    Delivered most updated version of “Introduction to Restorative Justice” presentation for George Washington University law students, a presentation delivered every Spring since 2012.
    April 2020

    Began remote mediation of small  claims cases in Washington, DC.
    March 2020

    2019
    Facilitated myriad small claims and truancy cases for District of Columbia Superior Court Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division.

    Delivered practice-oriented presentation at Virginia Mediation Network Fall conference, “Managing Forgiveness Issues in Mediation: Respecting Self-Determination.”
    September 2019