About the Mediator

Dave is an experienced litigator. He encourages conversations to be clear, productive, and solutions-focused, but recognizes conflict is also emotion-based and that sometimes “clearing the air” is necessary before substantive solutions can be created. He aims to improve communication and understanding so you can make collaborative decisions that recognize everyone’s needs, interests, and concerns.




  • Certified Mediator by Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, the preeminent credentialing organization for Maryland Mediators.

  • Court Mediator for Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s Counties

  • Named 2019 “Super Lawyer” in Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Regularly named Leading Lawyer in Mediation by his peers.

  • Chaired ~ Maryland State Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

  • Co-Chaired ~ Mediator Assessment Project for the Maryland Courts

  • Co-Chaired ~ Certification Committee for MCDR

Dave has his B.S. from the University of Maryland (‘76) and his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law (‘79). He clerked for a Circuit Court Judge in Annapolis after Law School and went into private practice, initially in Severna Park. He has been a sole practitioner for over 30 years. He litigated extensively since being admitted to the bar in 1979, but prefers efficient and cost-effective resolution outside the Courts.  He started mediating in 1998 and focuses on Divorce/Family, Real Estate/Business and Probate. He has hundreds of hours in mediation training and has trained laypersons, attorneys and judges in Mediation.