Description of Practice
I have been a career banker since 1973 spending 26 years in banking. I have a construction lending background assisting parties acquiring construction loans, follow through during the build, construction draws and conversion to the permanent loan. I became interested in mediation in the early 1990’s and completed my 40 hour basic in 1994. In 1998, I became the 162nd Certified Professional Mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association. My banking background has made property and assets based settlements a success for my mediation clients.
1997 to 2005
I contracted with a judge who allowed mediation to be a very prevalent process of the court. Honorable Judge Williamson and I petitioned the County Commissioners for a mediation budget. In 1998 I began contracting with Valley County mediating on a volume of 10 to 50 small claim cases per year. I have continued providing this service for over seven years; mediating over 150 small claims cases since the program began in 1998. In excess of 150 case hours for small claims.
I began a small business for Private Sector Mediation in 2005, and I am still serving clients today, specializing in complex property/portfolio settlements, impasse cases that have received a judgement without a property settlement or business/partnership disputes and long running litigation cases requiring a final settlement. My Private Sector and Court Ordered case hours to date exceed 450 hours of mediation.