Biographical Information


  • Distinguished Neutral, International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Prevention (CPR Institute, New York), International Mediation Institute (The Hague), and U.S. – China Business Mediation Center (Beijing).
  • Officer, Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association
  • Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School


  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Named repeatedly to Best Lawyers in America in Mediation
  • National awards for best article and best book of the year in the field of dispute resolution

Former Positions:

  • Director of Panelist Training and Senior Mediator, J.A.M.S.
  • Chair, ADR Program Committee, American Bar Association Sections of Litigation and Business Law
  • Attorney, Hinckley, Allen and Snyder, Boston
  • Chief, Consumer Protection Division and Chief, Government Bureau and Trial Division, Attorney General of Massachusetts
  • Special Prosecutor, Essex County District Attorney
  • Patient Advocate and Member, Board of Directors, Coverys, Inc., and Member, Board of Directors, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Chair, Consumer Advisory Council to the Governors of the Federal Reserve
  • Visiting Professor, Boston University, University of Oregon, Penn State, and Harvard Program of Instruction for Lawyers


  • B.A. (Economics), Amherst College
  • J.D., Harvard Law School

Personal Information:

  • Married with two children