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Arbitrator and Mediator


George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor, with honors, 1979

The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, with honors, 1976

Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Mediation Skills Training

Center for Conflict Resolution
Certification – Mediation Skills Training

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Certification – Becoming a Labor Arbitration


Roosevelt University (Labor Education Program) 
Part-Time Instructor, 1979 - 1984


Waters v. Churchill: First Amendment Procedural Due Process as an Employee Right, or a new Weapon in the Employer’s Summary Judgment Arsenal? -  Volume 10, Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook, West Group (1994).

Missouri v. Jenkins: The Exhaustion of Integration as a Remedy for Racial Discrimination in Education - Volume 11, Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook, West Group (1995).

Hispanics United, et al. v. Village of Addison: The Fair Housing Act and Community Redevelopment in Minority Communities - Volume 15, Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook, West Group (1999)


As Neutral
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Petitioner, and The County of Cook, Cook County Sheriff Elrod, Employers, Docket No. L-RC-85-01, Hearing Officer’s Decision and Recommended Disposition of the Case (Illinois Local Labor Relations Board, 1995) (Finding that correctional officers employed by County were statutory employees and recommending that Board conduction election).

Representing Employer
Michael Nudell, Appellant, v. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Appellee, 207 Ill.2d 409 (2003) (Affirming dismissal of administrative review petition of civil service commission’s discharge of employee).

Representing Union
Chicago Teachers Union, Local 1, American Federation Of Teachers, AFL-CIO, Petitioner-Appellant v. Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board And Chicago Board Of Education, Respondents-Appellees, 344 Ill. App.3d 624 (2003) (Reversing decision of ELRB denying enforcement of arbitration award).

Representing Individuals
Solero, et al. and EEOC v. Watlow Batavia Inc., N.D. Ill., No. 99 C 1435, consent decree (N.D. Ill. 2000) (Title VII employment discrimination case involving employees discharged for violating an “English-only” rule).



American Arbitration Association – Labor Panel

Chicago Transit Authority and Amalgamated Transit Union

Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division – Court Certified Mediator

Illinois State Universities Civil Service System

Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board Mediation-Arbitration


American Bar Association

ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law

ABA Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chicago Bar Association

CBA Committee on Labor and Employment Law

CBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Illinois State Bar Association

ISBA Section on Labor and Employment Law

ISBA Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Association for Conflict Resolution – Chicago Chapter

Labor and Employer Relations Association – Chicago Chapter

Volunteer Activity

Center for Conflict Resolution

Volunteer Mediator, Court Referred Mediation Program, May, 2014 – present (Commercial and Consumer complaints, Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant, Attorney-fee disputes, Post-decree Matrimonial disputes, including joint-parenting agreements, child support and financial issues, and Guardianship disputes)

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