I was Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of State Bar of Michigan (2017-2018).
I am Second Tier ranked in Northern Mich for Mediation, and First Tier ranked in Northern Mich for Arbitration by U.S. News "Best Lawyers"® Best Law Firms in 2019 and 2020, included in Best Lawyers of America 2018 and 2019 for arbitration, and 2020 and 2021 for arbitration and mediation; and selected to 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Mich Super Lawyers lists for ADR. I received George N. Bashara, Jr. Award from State Bar's ADR Section in recognition of exemplary service.
Diplomate Member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, on "Northern Michigan's A-List" of Attorneys. Traverse: Northern Mich's Magazine (January 2009), and AV Rated.
Experience includes Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Hearing Officer; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Hearing Officer list; Mich Civil Rights Comm Hearing Referee; former President of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association; AAA, FMCS, FINRA, MERC, NAF, NFA, and NMB arbitrator; and AAA and Mich Cir Courts mediator.
Professional activities include former Chair, SBM ADR Section; former Chair of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Assn ADR Committee; completed ICLE Family Law Certificate Program, cosponsored by SBM Family Law Section; and Editor, The Mich Dispute Resolution Journal. I have presented for ICLE. I was a member of the SBM Representative Assembly (2010-2016).
Public service includes being former Chair of Traverse City Human Rts Comm and former member of the Grand Traverse County Bd of Canvassers.
Admissions include Michigan, Ohio (inactive), US Supreme Court, US Court of Military Appeals, US Courts of Appeal for Fed Circuit and 6th Circuit, and US Dist Courts for ED of Ky, ED and WD of Mich, and ND and SD Dists of Ohio.