I have a track record of helping trial attorneys to seek out and achieve smart and valuable settlements of cases through mediation and independent negotiation while cases are pending in trial and appellate courts.  I know how to get the mediation process started, whether the appellate court has an established mediation program or not.  Because of my own extensive mediation training, I have a unique grasp of this alternative dispute resolution process and its potential for resolving litigation at the appellate level.

My experience and the reputation that I have garnered for appellate work make me a uniquely credible advocate in the setting of appellate mediation. I can take the initiative in pursuit of mediation without inducing any adversary to believe that I would like to duck the battle of briefing and argument.  It is well known and readily discoverable that I am at home in those battles.