In addition to my experience as a mediator in hundreds of disputes, I have a Master of Laws degree with a major in Dispute Resolution from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
I am a member of ADR Canada and the ADR Institute of Alberta. I am also listed in Best Lawyers International for Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration and mediation).
I have been retained to mediate disputes relating to matters including, among other things:
In the early 1990's I practiced at MacKimmie Matthews and did a large volume of insurance and hospital defence work. For many years after I left there, to start what is now JSS Barristers, a large part of my practice was plaintiff's personal injury, medical malpractice, and related work. Over the past decade or so my involvement with those areas of law has been primarily as a mediator. I have mediated literally hundreds of disputes, mostly regarding personal injury, various insurance claims, professional negligence, small business disputes, employment and medical malpractice.
I am able to provide whatever degree of mediator involvement parties seek, ranging from very active engagement on the facts and legal issues to passive facilitation. I am also comfortable structuring mediations with as much or as little direct party contact as the parties desire.
In 2011, I wrote an article for Law Matters entitled Mandatory Mediation under the New Rules of Court - the First Year. I am included on the Alberta Energy Regulator's roster of mediators. In 2000, I was a panelist at the Conflict Solutions National Dispute Resolution Conference.
Our offices are available to host mediations of any size with no additional charge.
I would be happy to speak with you about any potential mediations.