In the past 30 years, I have served as an Assistant City Attorney in Anaheim, California, a Deputy District Attorney in Maricopa County, Arizona, a Municipal Court Judge, a State Administrative Law Judge, an insurance defense attorney, and a construction defect plaintiff’s attorney in several state and federal courts. As an Administrative Law Judge I conducted hundreds of cases involving citizen disputes with over 64 distinct state agencies. My trial and settlement success has landed me as a life-time member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. I have formal training in mediation and have participated in hundreds of mediations and settled hundreds of cases. I have been on both sides of the table. When you litigate cases, you really understand how it works on both sides. You understand the emotional impact and you understand the financial impact on both sides. Being on both sides helps me effectively communicate with each side.