Dispute Resolution

  • General Civil Mediation
  • Domestic Relations Mediation
  • Arbitration

An experienced fighter, Jim is also trained to referee when needed. He received his Certificate of Training as a General Civil Mediator (2011) and Domestic Relations Mediator (2013). He serves as a facilitator several times each year helping people and businesses end disputes and avoid the high cost and long delays of litigation. Jim volunteers his dispute resolution skills to the Community Dispute Resolution Services at Gryphon Place, where he previously served as co-chair of the Advisory Committee of Dispute Resolution Services. He also has experience serving as an Arbitrator.

Jim has mediated and/or arbitrated a myriad of disputes involving business litigation, personal injury, insurance issues, real estate, and family law matters. Jim understands both sides of the bargaining table. His 30+ years of courtroom experience, exemplary reputation and excellent settlement record prove he has the knowledge and experience to mediate or arbitrate any dispute.

Jim has participated in hundreds of settlements over his career, both before and after trial, many through successful mediation. His experience having picked dozens of juries and having tried and won cases at State and Federal venues has provided Jim with a unique sense of what works and what doesn’t both in settlements and trials.

During his career, Jim has participated in dozens of mediations as both an advocate and a Mediator. With his trial experience he is uniquely qualified to assist parties in mediating and settling their disputes. Jim has a knack for helping parties turn their anger, frustration and distrust into curiosity, hope and settlement. With an unwavering focus on identifying solutions and achieving resolution, Jim is available to assist you with mediation and facilitation services. He will gladly host at his Portage office or at your location of choice. Jim is also available to conduct mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution services virtually on Zoom or other online platforms.

Call Jim when you need assistance with your dispute.

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